No Such Thing as a Naturally Picky Eater? #natureornuture
Do you have a picky eater in the house? I just read an article that says it may not be genetic, but what they experience in the womb and smell once they're out of the womb! Here's the deal...
You may have more influence over a picky eater than you know...before they're born and while still breastfeeding 'em.. That's the general idea in this article from MACLEANS.
So, if you're pregnant, and eating beets , your baby is experiencing and getting used to beets. And, it seems, wit can happen while you're breast feeding, too.
Research that Wilson cites found that babies from about four to seven months old experience “a window when humans are extraordinarily receptive to flavour.” But many parents miss it due to exclusive breastfeeding or formula feeding....Simply exposing babies to small tastes of vegetables very early on sets them up to be receptive to a wider variety of flavours over time, and results in them liking more foods.
The author says that kids are way more sensitive to tastes than we are, so they may reject beets, or spinach, or Brussels Sprouts early on, but that we gotta remember to try it again later instead of crossing it off.
Do you agree? What's your experience tell you...are kids natural born picky eaters?
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