It may take as many as eight tries for your baby to enjoy a new food. That’s why we created the Taste Tracker. It provides a fun easy way for you to keep track on the foods you baby has tried – and liked.
Remember that new foods must be given once at a time – don’t try to introduce your baby to spinach at lunch then try apricots for dinner. Once your baby accepts a new food, wait three days before moving on to the next so that you can watch your baby for intolerance.
Be sure to offer lots of different vegetables, fruits, grains and meats so that your baby learns to enjoy a variety of nutritious foods. For infants starting solids, foods must be cooked until soft then pureed to the proper texture for your baby. Do not add oil, salt, or sugar. Here’s a list of foods you can try:
- Red peppers
- Sweet potatoes
- Gem Squash
- Brussel Sprouts
- Brown Rice
- Whole Wheat Pasta
- Whole Wheat Bread
Click here for this handy Taste Tracker Chart that you can download and print to keep track of your child’s changing tastes and preferences. Fill in the foods you want to try, use the icons to record baby’s reaction and add the date.
If you don’t find the information you’re looking for, speak to your healthcare professional or a dietician.