Baby champagne can trigger alcoholism. The danger of the drink was described to RIA Novosti by the chief freelance psychiatrist-narcologist of the Moscow Department of Health and the Ministry of Health of Russia Yevgeny Brun.
According to him, primary learning and imprinting occurs at preschool age, so it will be difficult for a child who was given alcohol for children at an early age to explain the harm of alcoholic beverages.
“We cannot predict for sure how this will affect the fate of this particular child. But (…) you must clearly understand that you are introducing him to alcoholism ",
- explained Brune.
The expert of the Ministry of Health recalled that about 10-20 percent of children are carriers of a genetic or congenital risk factor for alcoholization. In this regard, advertising of alcohol in the form of children's champagne can lead to negative consequences. He urged not to mix adult and children's traditions.
"Do not make your children drinking companions, they will take revenge on you for this with their disease,"
- he said.
So, you can replace children's champagne with soda like "Baikal", "Buratino", "Duchess" or sweet fruit drink. However, according to Brune, it is not worth drinking soda every day.
"Pleasures should be rare, then they are real pleasures and a person can fully appreciate them,"
- he concluded.