The idea of providing variety is not limited to serving new foods, but offering the same foods different ways. If a child does not like boiled carrots one day, it doesn't mean he dislikes carrots. Next time prepare them with a different texture or shape. They can be mashed, sauteed, diced or sliced. As your child becomes familiar with the food through multiple exposures, the child will be more apt to try it again. This practice also helps prevent picky eating.
Download a .pdf version of this table from Clancy Cash Harrison's book, Feeding Baby.
Read more of Clancy Cash Harrison’s work in her book, Feeding Baby, or on www.FieldsofFlavor.com.
Published: September 2014