Introduce new foods

By Drum Digital
23 February 2014

Allow your baby to start experimenting with soft finger foods.

Dietician and Pampers® Institute expert Claire McHugh offers advice on what you can do to deal with fussy eating habits.

When your baby refuses textured foods this doesn’t mean he dislikes it. Children need time to adjust and explore new tastes and textures.

Spitting out his first pureed foods is part of his learning and adjusting to a new way of eating.

Spitting out purees are often your baby’s way of telling you he is ready to progress to finger foods.

Allow your baby to start experimenting with soft finger foods like cooked pieces of vegetable and soft ripe fruit.

This may be messy, but it is a very important stage and a great way to encourage better intake.

McHugh also explains that it can take between 15 to 20 exposures to a new food before your baby gets used to it and accepts it.

Offer new foods alongside favourites to help keep the meal enjoyable

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