My youngest baby, Xander, is probably the best eater I have ever seen. He happily gobbles down anything I give him, and it stays IN him rather than getting all over him. I don't think there's a single food he doesn't like. Whether it's meat, veggies, fruits, or even French Onion Dip, he likes it all. (Eww! He's braver than I am! Mama doesn't do onions!) I wish I had his love for different foods. I am, and always have been, an incredibly picky eater. I don't eat eggs, seafood of any kind, turkey, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, and the list goes on and on...Yep, I am weird. The holidays have always presented a challenge for me, as I don't eat most traditional holiday foods. Lucky for me, this will not be an issue for Xander.
Why is he such a great eater when so many other babies are resistant to new foods and flavors? Well, I have been giving him a wide variety of foods ever since he was old enough to have them. Sure, I introduced each food one at a time, but soon he was eating a wide variety of different foods. Each new food was an adventure, providing unique textures, flavors, and even smells. After all, babies' taste buds are essentially "virginal" and they have not developed aversions to foods yet. Learning to enjoy all food groups from the start helps prevent overly picky eaters. I truly believe that introducing baby to a wide selection of foods early on helps to make for a well-balanced diet for years to come.
With the Holiday season in full swing, there are endless opportunities to help expand baby's palate. After all, baby is part of the family, too! Including baby at the dinner table during holiday celebrations is a wonderful way to create priceless memories as well as introduce baby to all of the seasonal flavors they will (hopefully) grow to love about this time of year.
Earth's Best offers a great selection of seasonal favorites that will allow baby to enjoy the holidays right along with the rest of the family...even if they don't have a mouthful of teeth to chew with yet!
Here are a few of the tasty, seasonal offerings from Earth's Best:
• 1st Foods - Squash
• 1st Foods - Sweet Potato
• 2nd Foods Season Harvest - Apple Turkey Cranberry
• 2nd Foods Seasonal Harvest - Green Bean Casserole
• 3rd Foods Puree Pouch - Pumpkin Cranberry Apple (part of the new Earth’s Best puree pouch
My Xander loves the Pumpkin Cranberry Apple pouches, as well as the turkey varieties from Earth's Best! He got to enjoy these over our Thanksgiving vacation. He also loves pumpkin pie, although I have yet to find that in a jarred variety!
How do you include baby in your Holiday festivities? I'd love to hear about what you do to bring the entire family together!
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