How to Introduce Vegetable Baby Food

Release time:2023-10-21 10:48

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A baby's taste preferences are cultivated by adults, and generally, what they aren't exposed to in their infancy, they may be less inclined to accept when they grow up. Especially after turning one year old, babies often start showing clear preferences for or against vegetables. Babies who don't enjoy eating vegetables are quite common. Therefore, cultivating a habit of loving vegetables should start in infancy to avoid later aversions.

Start Introducing Vegetable Baby Food at an Early Age

When initially introducing vegetables, you can start by feeding your baby some vegetable juice or using vegetable-cooked water. Gradually, you can introduce vegetable purees, such as carrot puree or potato puree. As your baby's teeth start to come in, and their chewing ability improves, you can give them small pieces of vegetables, like finely chopped vegetables mixed into porridge, soft rice, or noodles. This gradual approach makes it easy for your baby to accept vegetables.

Begin with Stalks Before Leaves

When selecting vegetables for your baby, follow the principle of introducing stalks before leaves. This helps avoid fiber-rich vegetables that might be difficult for your baby to digest, particularly vegetables like celery. Start with vegetables that have relatively less fiber and then transition to those with more stalks.

Don't Force Your Baby to Eat Vegetables They Don't Like

Some vegetables have a strong or bitter taste, and it's not necessary to force your baby to eat them, especially vegetables with unique flavors like fennel, carrots, or chives. Doing so might negatively affect your baby's mindset.

Foster Your Baby's Interest in Vegetables

To cultivate your baby's interest in vegetables, make them view vegetables with a sense of wonder and appreciation. You can involve your baby in choosing and washing vegetables together, like washing cucumbers, tomatoes, or selecting green beans. When your baby participates in selecting and cleaning vegetables, they are more likely to find it enjoyable to eat the vegetables they've handled themselves.