As your little one is ready to start solids, how to introduce new flavors is a question parents often ask. The key is one ingredient at a time. Doing so will not only help your baby develop a healthy love of healthy foods but will also allow you to watch for signs of possible food sensitivity or allergy.
It is always good to introduce a new ingredient at home, rather than in a daycare or restaurant setting. Once you’ve introduced a new ingredient, wait three days before trying another new food. During this time, you should look for signs of potential food sensitivity or allergy including rash, lip and tongue swelling, difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea or irritability. If you notice any of these symptoms, stop using the new food and consult with your pediatrician.
Once you have introduced several new single ingredient foods, you can start to introduce flavor combinations, again, adding one new ingredient at time. For example, once you have introduced single ingredient sweet potatoes, you can move on to Earth’s Best Organic® Sweet Potato Apricot or once you have introduced single ingredient apples you can feed your baby Earth’s Best Organic® Apples & Blueberries. You don’t need to wait to first introduce single ingredient apricots or single ingredient blueberries.
With 60+ varieties of purees in various textures in both jars and convenient on the go pouches, in addition to an assortment of iron fortified infant cereals, the Earth’s Best Organic® brand offers a wide array of foods as you introduce new flavors to your little one.
For more tips on starting solids and flavor introduction we offer the Earth’s Best® Infant Feeding Schedule.
Published: January 28, 2020
Last modified: February 10, 2020