Yay, vegetables! All about flavours. Why is it so important that your little one is introduced to different flavours? A baby develops their preferred flavours in the first 6 to 12 months of their life. That's the foundation he starts with.
Yay, vegetables! This month: it's all about flavours. Why is it so important that your little one is introduced to different flavours? A baby develops their preferred flavours in the first 6 to 12 months of their life. That's the foundation he starts with. The more flavours he has been exposed to, the more he will eat later in life. But getting used to new flavours doesn't just happen overnight. As a parent, you have to be able to keep your cool when your freshly made meal once again ends up on the floor/against the wall/on your face. Count to ten and remind yourself: I'm working very hard to help my little one develop their tastes. Stuff like this happens. It's normal. My kid can't help it. Because they can't. A baby takes an average of 10 attempts to get used to a flavour. Think about it: you had to get used to the flavour of coffee, olives or beer. You didn't enjoy those immediately either. It's the same for your child.
And on top of that, a child's tastebuds are located all throughout their mouth, not just on their tongue as ours are. So it's a real explosion of flavours in that tiny mouth. It really helps to stay patient and use some handy tricks. Every evening, start with a bite of something new. And something familiar. That way, their palate gets developed over time. And let your little one touch and taste everything. Including whatever is on your own plate. A floret of (cooked) broccoli. A green bean. And don't be alarmed if your child makes some strange noises. Your baby is learning to chew and swallow this way. Just wait a bit longer before giving them onion or garlic. That's a bit too much for their little tummies. But otherwise: enjoy! Don't make a fuss! Relax! You're doing great! Keep it up!