Is your child making a face when you are offering them new food? Are you afraid that they will keep rejecting whatever you try to feed them?
If you are having difficulties finding success at introducing new food to your baby, try these tips to make your child say ‘yes’ to new food:
Whenever you try a portion of new food with your baby, always serve it with food that is familiar to your baby. You can even mix them. For example, if your 1-year-old baby refuses to eat peaches, you can try mixing it with banana. This way you can introduce a new fruit to your baby without any hassle.
Patience is virtue and indeed, important while handling a baby. If your infant is refusing to eat any new food, wait for her to open their mouth. Then, without any haste, just touch the tip of the spoon to their mouth and slowly feed them.
Make eating for kids an enjoyable and positive experience. Do not force them to eat any new food; otherwise, they will definitely refuse to eat.
Observe your baby’s reaction when you offer any new food to them. Do not overfeed. Stop as soon as they are done, even if they took only a small portion of it.
Parents are always role models for their children. Your baby will repeat whatever you do so if you refuse to eat any food and make faces, your child will also follow you. So, to avoid this, learn to appreciate whatever food is being given to you.
Introducing any new food item to a baby is a very gradual, yet important step. You have to take care that your baby gets accustomed to the new food, even if it is taking too much time. Don’t be in a haste, have patience and give your baby sufficient time to accept the new food. Let them cope up with this change in a positive manner and enjoy watching them grow healthy!