It’s important to introduce your baby to a wide variety of foods in the first year, but don’t be discouraged if they don’t adapt immediately to some of the tastes. Here are a few tips to encourage them to try out new foods.
Introducing new foods to your baby is often a matter of trial and error. It can be quite entertaining to see your baby’s reactions to the foods they try! But don’t go by their expression alone to decide whether they like a food or not. Instead, see whether they open their mouth again for a second helping. We’ve put together a few tips to help you encourage your baby to try a wide variety of tastes, which will then help you to give them a more balanced diet.
Offering your baby a good variety of foods in their first year is important, as this is when they form their taste preferences. Did you know that from the age of two, these preferences may become relatively fixed until they’re around eight years old?
It can take up to 15 attempts for a baby to accept certain foods so the important thing is not to get discouraged if your baby doesn’t like something. Here are a few things you can do to help encourage your baby to try new tastes.
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