This post is sponsored by Happy Family but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
One at a Time
Pick one new type of food, whether it’s a fruit, vegetable, grain, etc and stick with it for a few days. This will give your child a chance to really experience it. Sometimes we try something once and don’t like. I’ve heard it says it takes trying something at least 12 times to see if you really like it or don’t like it. Some foods we take to right other, others require more work. This is also a great way to make sure your child isn’t allergic to something. If you have allergy concerns taking things one at a time is super important.
Stay Tuned In to Baby
When trying new foods it’s important to pay close attention. Let the child set the pace for eating. Since the food may have a new flavor or texture make sure they are handling eating the food well. Stay tuned in so you notice if they start choking, are done eating (especially when spoon feeding since they aren’t in control of the process) or need a drink. Plus, this new experience is best when shared! I always try to capture some pictures of these special moments of trying a new food.
I’m really excited about the Happy Tot Super Morning Bowls. It’s fun to change up our breakfast and morning snack routine. I’m excited to introduce my toddler to new textures like quinoa. Happy Tot Super Morning Bowls are a welcome addition to my toddler’s diet.
Do you have more tips for introducing new foods to your baby or toddler? Let me know!