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Is My Baby Ready for Solids If They Gag on Babyblends?
Is My Baby Ready for Solids If They Gag on Babyblends?

Baby Gagging on Babyblends and Starting Solids

Updated over a week ago

Introducing solids is a significant milestone in your baby's development, and it's common to have concerns about their readiness. Here's what you need to know if your baby gags when trying Babyblends:

  • Gagging Is Normal: Gagging can be a normal part of learning to eat solids. This reflex is a protective measure to prevent choking and is quite common as babies explore new flavors and textures. It often takes 10-15 exposures to a new food before a baby learns to accept it.

  • Timing with Milk Feeds: The timing of solid food introduction in relation to breast milk or formula feeds can impact your baby's appetite and acceptance of new foods. Initially, it's recommended to offer Babyblends in the middle of a milk feed. As your baby becomes more accustomed to solids, you can start offering Babyblends before milk feeds or schedule milk feeds between mealtimes.

  • Flavor Variety: If your baby shows dislike for a certain flavor, continue to introduce a variety of other Babyblend flavors. Babies' taste preferences can change, and reintroducing previously rejected flavors after some time may yield better acceptance.

  • Palate Development: Incorporating interesting flavors, including herbs and spices, into your baby's diet can be beneficial for palate development. Research indicates that early and frequent exposure to a variety of flavors can lead to acceptance of a wider range of foods later in life.

If you're concerned about your baby's gagging or readiness for solids, consult with a pediatrician for personalized advice. Also, consider reading more about palate training to support your journey in introducing solids to your baby.

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