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The Big Idea: New tastes and textures can take time to get used to—eating solid foods is all about trying and testing!

Eating Is an Experiment

Milestones Age 0 to 3 10 Min

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IEq8e1iF-Y

Trying different foods can be exciting to kids new to solids, and setting up good eating habits from early on will help them grow healthy and strong. Consider these ideas as you watch the video:

  • When first introducing solids, make sure they’re pureed or mashed so little ones can easily move them between their gums. “Chunkier” table food up should still be mashable between the gums, and even for older kids, should be in small, digestible bites.
  • As children get older, involving them in food preparation (helping to stir, spread, or mash) may help them try more new foods.
  • Eating different colors of fruits and vegetables is a great way to encourage healthy habits.