Infant nutritionist / Makes Ella's Good
Little ones can sometimes be fussy when it comes to what they eat. But don't worry. Whether they're rejecting foods they previously liked, or are refusing to try anything new, it's completely normal!
Take a peek as nutritionist Claire shares her top 10 tips for fussy little eaters.
Little ones are born with a preference for sweet foods and are naturally less keen on more bitter tasting foods like green vegetables.
Research shows that introducing single veggie tastes early on in weaning and throughout the weaning journey, gets tiny taste buds used to savoury flavours, helping them grow into a Little Veg Lover for life!
Did you know, it can take up to 8 tiny tries (and up to 12 tries after 12 months) until your little one learns to accept a new food, so keep trying!
Even if you’ve introduced plenty of veggies and a variety of other foods frequently throughout the weaning journey, and offered them plenty of times so your baby can learn to accept them, they can still have a fussy phase as a toddler.
It’s reeeally common but don't worry, it's a phase and there's lots of top tips + handy tricks you can try to encourage your little one to eat a variety of yummy food.
It’s thought that pickiness emerges around the age of 18m as it’s a time when toddlers are exploring the world and putting lots of things into their mouth so being fearful of new foods helps them avoid anything that might be poisonous.
While that’s not so much a risk today, it may have been in our evolutionary past
Did you know we have over 100 quick + easy recipes for you + your little one to make at home! From very first tastes all the way to the big table, there's something yummy for the whole family to enjoy – including fussy little eaters!
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Lots of our recipes include top tips on how to engage the senses or get your little one involved + having fun when cooking…enjoy!
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