They’ll Have A Babychino ”They’ll Have A What?”

Something very special has happened. Our children have enjoyed their first Babychino…

An outing with either of our parents, i.e. the grandparents, wouldn’t be complete without a coffee stop. Regular coffee stops. I sometimes wonder whether we will be the same once we’re older. Is there an age where stopping hourly for coffee becomes the normality? Mr Firstooth and I have long conversations about this. About how we enjoy the regular pitstops when out with family, but never choose to do so when we’re out. It’s probably because the idea of stopping in a coffee shop with toddlers is mental. They both want to food from other peoples’ tables, drink everything – but not what is actually theirs, lick stuff and charge from one end to the other, leaving destruction in their path.

But when there’s two extra pairs of hands, why wouldn’t we share the joy that is taking two toddlers into a busy coffee shop.

Grandad Firstooth asked if the kids wanted anything. At first I said ‘no’, until I remembered Babychino.

”Babychino for them both please”

He looked at me the same way I looked at my friend when she told me about such a thing, ”A baby-what?”. It was like I had made the word up and was asking him to order it for a joke.

”It’s real!”

I had to break the confused silence, I was excited for my babes to try their first ever Babychino.

The drinks arrived and our eldest toddler, Mr M was all ”WOW AMAZING” at the sight of a drink the same as his adult companions. He took each sip with a beaming smile, to us it’s only warmed milk, to him it’s the best invention since ‘Peter butter on toast’ (peanut butter on toast). It also came with a flake. Amazing.

It made what would have been a fairly standard coffee stop, an event. It was a big deal, a special moment. We can tick off the Babychino milestone in his baby-book, with pictures to accompany the memory. The grandparents are now on the lookout for espresso cups to make their own Babychinos when the babies visit.


Mr Ms’ reaction contrasted his sisters. She was angry that she wasn’t allowed to hold it herself, it’s as if she forgets herself, she thinks when the drink is in her hands it won’t end up on the floor. She’s a fool. She didn’t understand this drink she had sitting in front of her. She couldn’t touch it, hold it, she could only sip from it. So, what was the point? It was milk, but not in a bottle and what was this brown crap sprinkled on top?

It took minutes before Miss M was bored with her frothy milk, she’d already crumbled her flake to dust, all she fancied now was my delicious strawberries and cream cooler. That was her drink now, I was left with a miniature cup of luke-warm milk to finish. Yummy.


Has your little dot enjoyed their first Babychino?

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  1. March 4, 2016 / 9:20 am

    lol my kids had their first babychinos in London a couple years ago. I too said baby – what what my friend recommended it. We don’t have that kind of fancy drink here in the west of Ireland. My kids loved it too – it was tasty & also they were included with the grown up drinks! #FridayFrolics

  2. March 4, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    BB’s gone off them now – I don’t think she’s thinks they’re special at all! Little B is a bit young but I’m looking forward to taking him for his first babychino! #fridayfrolics

  3. March 4, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    Peter butter on toast is so cute! Mine prefer a milkshake. Probably because they only ever seem to come in ridiculously large sizes! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

    • firstooth
      March 5, 2016 / 9:05 pm

      And with a straw, straws are always fun! Thanks for hosting!

  4. March 4, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    My son has had a babychino and he thought he had died and gone to heaven. His face was not disimilar to mine when I have my first sip of coffee!

    • firstooth
      March 5, 2016 / 9:03 pm

      Oh bless! The first taste of heaven

  5. March 5, 2016 / 8:19 am

    I didn’t know the babychino was a milestone to look forward to! My wee one is still a bit young for one yet (she’s only 9 months), but it will be nice when she can have her own proper drink in a cafe that doesn’t come in a sippy cup! #justanotherlinky

    • firstooth
      March 5, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      There are so many things which were ‘big deals’ that I wasn’t even aware would be. Pop it in her baby-book, it’s definitely one to remember

  6. March 5, 2016 / 9:09 am

    Here in New Zealand we call them “Fluffies”. I think out of my four only the eldest has been treated to one! Now that I have four kids I avoid cafes at all costs unless I’m alone…

    • firstooth
      March 5, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Omg ‘fluffies’! That’s such a cute name! And I don’t blame you, going there alone to sit in silence while people watching is my idea of heaven!

  7. March 5, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Very fun! I had no idea that they made this. Our one-and-a-half year old is going to enjoy this ๐Ÿ™‚

    • firstooth
      March 5, 2016 / 8:58 pm

      Take plenty of pics, it really is such a sweet thing to serve and will hopefully make our coffee stops a little easier. Maybe not…

  8. March 5, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    I have never heard of a babychino before!! How fun, I am going to get some for my littles next time we are out. Thanks for sharing.

    • firstooth
      March 5, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      I hadn’t either before the word spread to us. It’s such a cute little drink, I hope your babes enjoy!

  9. March 5, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    My little girl is obsessed with these and hubby makes them for her all the time. Lovely milestone and means you can go for more!! x#happydays

    • firstooth
      March 5, 2016 / 8:56 pm

      I’m excited for our next trip, although I hope our youngest can sit still through it…! x

  10. March 5, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Love the pictures! SB had her first Babyccino at Butlins last year. She loved it! She has to have it through a straw, same as hot chocolate – she refuses it any other way! Great post #KCACOLS

  11. March 5, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    Aw cute pictures! My son hasn’t had his first Babychino yet but I’m sure he will soon. On the basis that he loves a cup of tea, I think he’ll enjoy it. He too will not be allowed to hold the cup because it will definitely end up on the floor! #KCACOLS

  12. March 5, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    We tried it with them once but they weren’t having it. They wanted tea instead so we dunked a teabag just enough to colour the milk. Didn’t stop then trying to steal the dregs of tea from our cups though with a very Daddy Pig cry of ‘delicious!’.


  13. March 6, 2016 / 12:45 am

    I must say i think baby chinos are a great marketing idea, just as well I don’t have a Costa anywhere near me or mine would all want one, or your strawberry smoothie! #KALCOS

  14. March 6, 2016 / 3:44 am

    We love a babychino. Every time we head to the shops I get dragged to the coffee shop for a coffee and carrot cake, don’t mind if I do! #happydays

  15. March 6, 2016 / 7:20 am

    It’s so funny how the ‘recent’ explosion of cafe culture is reaching all the way down to our kids now, and they’ll never know life without espresso machines. It’s not even that long ago that people would have said ‘a what…?’ if you asked for a cappuccino and now we can’t imagine life without being able to order our espresso in a hundred different variations. Sorry to hear you were left with the abandoned baby-cino – what a good mum you are to given your daughter your lovely strawberry drink!!

  16. March 6, 2016 / 7:45 am

    This is the first time I have ever heard of this and its a brilliant idea. Is it only certain coffee shops what know what a babychino is? Don’t want them looking at me as though I’m stupid haha #sundaystar

    • firstooth
      March 6, 2016 / 7:58 am

      Lol! As far as I know it’s only Costa, but if you went into a different one maybe you could ask if they do warm drinks for toddlers? I’m sure they’d whip one up anyway. And don’t forget the marshmallows or flake to go with it!

  17. March 6, 2016 / 9:09 am

    I’ve had a Babychino before for the novelty of it but I didn’t like it. Much preferred hot chocolate or a smoothie xx #KCACOLS lovely piccys xx

  18. March 6, 2016 / 10:55 am

    Ah this did make me giggle! My daughter still reacts much the same as yours with Babychino…she’s highly suspicious of them. So she gets the very odd treat of a milkshake instead. She’s five now, but she’s not a warm drink lover. #KCACOLS

  19. March 6, 2016 / 11:05 am

    Awww bless them, glad they loved their first babychino and that you were able to enjoy some too! ๐Ÿ™‚ #KCACOLS

  20. March 6, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    I remember the first (and only) time my son had one, he held it for a second so we could take a picture then dropped it on the floor! #sundaystars

  21. March 6, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    I remember the first time I heard that phrase too! Thought someone was making it up. Mine enjoy them now in Pizza Express too. Thanks for linking up to #sundaystars with us.

  22. March 6, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    I love coffee shop stops with my toddlers – weirdly, they’re MUCH better behaved in coffee shops than anywhere else! Haven’t given them babychinos yet though – keep wondering if I should. #fridayfrolics

  23. March 7, 2016 / 10:11 am

    Yes last month my little man had his first babyccino and he absolutely loved it. We all went for coffee yesterday afternoon and he enjoyed another one. I still have to hold the cup as he is only 18 months old but he drinks it without taking a breath…and enjoys his marshmallow after. They feel so grown up drinking with you, it is so cute #justanotherlinky

  24. March 7, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    How cute! My girls have never tried it!
    Thank you so much for linking up to #justanotherlinky

  25. March 7, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    Mine are yet to have one, she so t be able to hold it and no doubt it will turn into some sort of meltdown. But I look forward to the day she does…perhaps I’ll be able to sit and drink my coffee hot too #KCACOLS xx

  26. March 9, 2016 / 11:24 am

    haha yes I would have to say that we also had that moment!!! I didn’t know that Costa had that until one day we arrived to our local Costa and they offered it to us. Nick and I were: “Wow, really?” LOL It was great for them to enjoy their “babychino”. They didn’t give us a cup but a plastic one but they have a mini size version of the ones you take away. So funny. My girls loved the marshmallows. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again on Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  27. March 9, 2016 / 11:30 am

    We love babychinos but I always ask for them in a takeaway cup. Means they have the lid as my boys make such a mess! #sundaystars xx

  28. March 9, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    Hahaha, my daughter tries to drink a babychino by repeatedly dipping a straw into the milk and then putting it in her mouth. She will not be told that sucking the liquid up the straw is the best and most effective method! My son just downs his in about two seconds flat and then burps copiously. They are delightful company, aren’t they? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    x Alice

  29. March 9, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    We love babyccinos too! We make them at home as well and call it frothy milk. They have tiny little takeaway cups in costa too which I usually get them in, saves a bit of spillage.

  30. March 11, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    My expression was probably a little bit like Grandad Firstooth looked at you. I’d never heard of a Babychino until today!
    Laura xx

  31. March 11, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    My boys love babyccinos especially the ones from Costa as they get their marshmallow or flake! So cute! Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

  32. March 11, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Babychinos didn’t exist when my big kids were little and I didn’t think my youngest would ever get to have one as he’s allergic to dairy and soya. You can imagine how excited I was when Starbucks started offering coconut milk! He really enjoys getting his frothy coffee like Mami ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for linking up with #sundaystars x

  33. March 12, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    We haven’t tried the babychino yet, but I really should. I do fear once H tries it once, that’ll be it! She seems to learn very quickly!! #kcacols

    • firstooth
      March 13, 2016 / 11:07 am

      We’ve bought little mugs for them at home now and they love having warm milk in them. I think it’s the novelty that they’re addicted too, cuties

  34. March 14, 2016 / 4:34 am

    I bet it’s delicious! Looks like it is. The grandparents are onto something. Thanks for linking up with #momsterslink. Hope to see you again.

  35. May 3, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    I was so excited for our little monkey to have her first Babycino, she took one sniff, a tentative sip and declared it yuck! We’ve tried a couple of times since and had the same reaction yet she’s desperate to drink our actual coffee (which of course there is no way in hell we’d let her do!)

    • firstooth
      May 3, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      Coffee would definitely be a shock for her to taste! I’d prefer the babycino but perhaps your girly has a more refined palette, nothing wrong with that

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