NY's annoying hipster parents now getting babycinno for their spoiled spawn
The “Babyccino” is apparently a new trend in some of the hippest parts of New York.
The hot chocolate days for kids may be now considered passé for some hipster parents, who are giving their children coffee drinks, mixed with frothed milk, chocoloate or caramel. The drinks actually contain coffee — regular or decaf.
The coffee shops offering these special drinks are in Brooklyn, Prospect Heights and Greenwich Village, according to The Brooklyn Paper, which originally reported the trend.
Dr. Wendy Slusser of the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, told The New York Post that both decaf and regular coffee have a compound that robs kids of iron.
“Even kids with mild anemia, they might not pass out, but they might not perform as well in school or learn as well,” she said.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/17/2013|
Is that what NYCs annoying "hipster parents" are doing. Funny I never noticed, and why in man in the moon would I have a problem with treats for children from their parents? Is it the hipsters that bother you, the children, or the treats?
Maybe you should write a letter to your Congressman?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/17/2012|
You must live in a bubble R1. I see kids screaming and running around in the most inappropriate places for kids. Thankfully there are small individual business owners who are now putting signs up letting parents know their children are either not welcome or they'd better mind them or they are out.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/17/2012|
I can't fathom drinking coffee as a kid. As an adult I only drink it in the morning to jump start my day.
That said I drive home past a Starbucks in Beverly Hills and it's across the street from a Jewish academy and I routinely see kids about 8-9 years old leaving there drinking coffee drink when they get out of school. Frothy ones, but still coffee. I guess it's just the trendy thing to do now.
And no racist trolls, I'm not calling out Jews as the only ones who do this. Just basing it on watching these kids get their afternoon coffee jones on. I'm sure it's like that for most kids on the West side of LA regardless.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/17/2012|
My grandfather grew up in a small German farm community in the Midwest. He said all the kids he knew drank milchkaffe from the time they were weaned.
I would have thought parents of small children would enjoy naptime rather than feeding their children stimulants.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/17/2012|
R4 if he was a farm family back in those days they probably kept the kids caffinated to make sure they got the farm chores done. My grandfather was also from a German midwestern farm family and he and his brothers worked sun up to sundown on the farm. Back then there wasn't cheap Hispanic labor for farm chores, it all stayed within the family to get the work done.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/17/2012|
I drank some coffee as a kid but my dad would make it with mostly milk and sugar with a drop of coffee. He would never, ever have paid for it in a coffee shop though especially an overpriced one.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/17/2012|
Here's a link to the article.
Note the headline: "Tots in Park Slope Brooklyn are loving their fake cappuccinos."
Note paragraph seven:
"Like the famed Brooklyn egg cream that has neither cream nor eggs in it, babyccinos have no coffee. They are simply a warm foamy milk served in a regular to-go cup with a sippy lid."
There is no coffee in those drinks.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/17/2012|
R7 it's still an idiotic hipster douche thing to do. Fake cappuccino's for your kid? That's stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/17/2012|
The really kool kids have a Martini after lunch before nap time. My 8 year old likes his coffee with a ciggy.
It's best to get the kids exposed to recreational drugs as soon as possible, caffeine is no exception...
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/17/2012|
It's much ado about nothing
it's like pretending the food is an aeroplane, turning eating into a game as a way to get the kid to eat.
get a grip
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/17/2012|
I can barely breathe after reading this story--I AM SO OUTRAGED!!!! This makes me ANGRIER than JODIE'S SPEECH
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/17/2013|
Hipsters? Are we in the year 2006?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/17/2013|
Um, R1, it's coffee doofus. Not good for tots dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/17/2013|
Who keeps bumping ancient threads?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/17/2013|
I also feel the same way about the mom's who take their 4 year old daughters into the nail salons for mani/pedis. Christ, don't these women EVER want a break from their spawn? I know I don't appreciate it when I'm there to relax and soak my feet in that spa bath and some annoying child is screeching in there. Worse is when there's a whole gaggle of them dragged in by a cadre of frauen.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/17/2013|
they probably charge for it in NY. this babycino has been blown out of context. it's a dollop of frothy milk in a little cup with no coffee, gratis, as a simple nice gesture. in europe. you know, a little pleasantry, at no charge. bit like a side of olives with a drink, only it's something to keep a child occupied with a little warm milk. unclutch darlings. if establishments are charging for it, shows up the greed.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/17/2013|