If your baby doesn’t readily try out new foods, don’t get too worked up. It’s normal for babies to be fussy eaters at first. We’ve put together a few tips to help you encourage your baby to eat a variety of foods.
When it comes to food, everyone has their likes and dislikes but babies can sometimes refuse to try anything new, which can be both worrying and frustrating. The key is to try and stay relaxed. It can take up to 15 attempts before a baby accepts a new taste, so be patient and try things gradually. If it doesn’t work one day, just try it again later in the week. Read on for more ideas on how to encourage your baby to eat.
If your baby only sticks to eating a few firm favourites, they will be less able to develop a taste for a more varied and balanced diet, and can easily become a ‘fussy eater’. But try not to worry too much; almost all babies go through a fussy-eating phase. However, it is important to try to get as much variety as possible into their diet, to ensure they get the nutrients they need.
Here are some suggestions on how to encourage your baby to eat a wider variety of foods:
If you’re worried that your baby may be a fussy eater, get in touch with our Careline team. Either call us on 009647723342222 between the hours of 9am and 5pm Saturday to Thursday.
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