Introduce a new food before feeding it.
Babies can be wary of a new food they will try. Before feeding this food, put it in front of it and let it touch, smell, even put it in the mouth and extract it again. By talking about the taste, smell, and texture of that food, you can support it in getting to know the food better.
Do not give up
Your baby may faint after a few tries on a food that he did not eat the first time. One of the reasons for this is the rapidly changing taste, the other is getting used to that food. Therefore, if a food is not eaten, offer it 10-15 times without giving up.
Don’t offer a better alternative.
When your baby refuses to eat a meal, alternatively prepare another meal, this increases the food-choice behavior by raising the awareness that when he refuses a meal, the better will follow. In addition, attitudes that may cause older children to see foods as punishment and reward, such as “if you eat your food, then you can eat your fruit”, can lead to more distancing from the food they do not like.
Don’t expect him to eat broccoli while you’re eating French fries.
Like any behavior you exhibit, your baby will imitate the way you eat. Sit at the table as a family at meal times and take care to eat the same meals. Seeing you eat the same thing will encourage your baby to eat that food that he doesn’t like. At the same time, make sure that other family members sit at the table until the meal is finished, even if your baby is not eating.
May his favorite foods accompany his dislikes.
It can make your job very easy to offer your baby the foods that he / she does not like, together with the foods he / she likes or in ways he / she likes. For example, you can add fresh fruit to the yogurt of your baby who does not like yoghurt, mix it into his omelet if he does not like cheese, put it in his meatballs if he does not like leek, or give broccoli with a light sauce if he does not eat plain.
‘BABY CAKE WITH CHEESE’ for your baby who does not eat eggs, yoghurt, milk or cheese from the 12th month;
Ingredients: 2 eggs, 1 tea glass of yogurt, 1 tea glass of milk, 1 glass of cheese, 2 large potatoes, 1 glass of olive oil, 1 small bowl of parsley, 2.5 cups of whole wheat flour.
Preparation: Whisk the egg, olive oil, yogurt and milk. Add tiny diced potatoes, parsley and other ingredients and whisk. Spread on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and bake in a preheated 180 degree oven.
Let your baby have salt in the soup.
Babies over 1 year old can contribute to your meal preparation. Depending on its development, it can be included in the food preparation stage with simple operations such as dividing the greens you will put in the salad by hand and pouring the ingredients you give into the mixture. Thus, the desire to eat the food you have prepared together may increase.