1. TRy feeding during a optimal time of day
When transitioning to solids It’s helpful to offer your baby solids between their feedings, try giving them some puree blended food with out any additives when they aren’t to hungry or to full from their regular feeding schedule.
2. Take is slow when first transiting to solid foods
When starting your baby’s diet for solids, it’s a good idea to use only one serving per day, also try feeding your baby around mid day as you may find your baby’s to hungry during their first feeding of the day and by late night you will both be tired and not want to deal with the added fuss.
3. It’s Natural if they spit OUT SOLIDS at first
Your baby’s natural reflex is to suck, when a baby sucks they push their tongues forward so it’s natural for them to spit their food out. Your baby has to learn to swallow. They need to get use to the feeling of food in their mouth it is a brand new experience for them.
4. Start with vegetables not fruits
Try to avoid fruit when first starting your baby on solids, fruits encourage sweet flavors and make it harder to introduce vegetables making your child less likely to enjoy vegetables later in life. Try using vegetables that are slightly sweet like carrots, parsnips, butternut squash, broccoli or sweet potatoes.
5. Be consistent with your timing each day
Once you’ve gotten your baby to start accepting solids, stay in routine and offer them solid foods during the same time each day, also try to feed the baby during regular family meal time, this will help them learn by example when you let them explore with the solid food on their own.
6. They won’t like everything
Sometimes your baby could be extra fussy about a certain taste or texture, it’s okay you don’t like every flavor or texture either. Don’t fret or give up wait a few days or a week and try that same flavor and texture again, your babies taste buds are developing rapidly at this age
7. Stick with purees and bland flavors
Start with single flavors before mixing flavors together and make sure your make it a soft puree, if your baby doesn’t like it hot try offering a cool puree.
Also your baby has have four times the amount of taste buds in their mouths as adults, so make sure you avoid adding spices or additives when making your baby’s puree.
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