I’ve read that it can take up to 10 times for a baby to acquire a taste for something new. Keep this in mind when you get a funny face looking back at you or peas dribbling down the chin and keep at it with your new foods.
If you’re experiencing a picky pre-toddler or toddler, then keep this in mind, too. It may not be for the same reasons, but the consistency is key as well as giving the message that you’re serious and aren’t going to be a short order cook for your kids. Also, keep the overwhelming factor in mind. It can happen that you’re offering too much at one time. Be sure your toddler can still see some of his plate under that wide rainbow of food that you’ve prepared. Still provide a full variety, but keep some of each option on the counter to add once the plate starts to look empty again. I learned this one the hard way and now don’t fill my boys’ plates too full. This helps us avoid flying hands and foods.
Please share your thoughts and ideas.