Thursday, August 24, 2006

Day 185 - Yucky Fruit

Today's first time parenting tip - Keep trying with new foods, even if your baby seems to absolutely hate them

Our son hates fruit. Literally, he gags and shakes his head back and forth as if we were making him suck on lemon rinds. It's the wierdest thing...since I'd think vegetables would be a big turn off.

In any case, we're not ready to give up on him yet. We always make sure he gets a taste of the new food, even if he doesn't want to eat it, we always encourage him without being pushy. Sure, I would never eat prunes in a thousand years, but for babies, they need a full range of fruits and veggies so that they get a wide array of vitamins and minerals.

Plus, it can take up to ten times for a baby or child to warm up to a food. So make it fun, and don't put away the prunes yet...they just might learn to love them.

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