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Which sweetness is ok for my baby?

Even if your baby almost only likes sweet things in the first six months, you should refrain from sweetening the complementary food. Because even if the preference for “sweets” is innate, it can be learned how strong this preference is so that your child likes it. The natural sweetness of fruit, for example, is perfectly adequate. The same also applies to salty products snacks delivery in Singapore

You should still refrain from strict bans, because sweets are ubiquitous and an absolute taboo only increases their attractiveness. A tip would be if your child is old enough to discuss with him or her how to deal with sweets and to determine when exactly they are allowed to eat them and when they are not. If sugared products are offered too frequently over a longer period of time,

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A preference for sweet foods is therefore inherent in every child, but the “taste memory” that develops later in life is learned. The taste of your child is not pre-programmed but can be positively (or negatively) influenced by you.

Your child is also a born gourmet, having five times as many taste buds as an adult. The smell plays just as important a role as the taste. The “olfactory bulb” is located in the limbic system, a part of the brain that processes emotions. It is important that you should always offer your child new foods so that they experience a variety of flavors and learn to love them as they get older. Many tastes mean equally many different foods and thus a wide range of vitamins, nutrients and fiber. Make your child curious about how different warm, cold, crunchy or tender foods can taste. And don’t forget, you eat with your eyes! The so-called “neophobia”, the fear of unfamiliar food, is not a rare phenomenon at the age of two. But don’t panic, over time it will subside and your child will become more curious about what the adults or older siblings are eating.

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