But if you're worried, here are some ways of getting them to be more adventurous eaters:
The more you put a new food in front of them, the more familiar it becomes. Their natural caution may ease once they’ve seen it five times – although with some foods, it may need to be dished up 10 times or more before they’ll eat it. Be persistent!
If your child is tired or grumpy, chances are a new food is not going to be received very well. They are more likely to want food they know and like. Wait until they are relaxed and happy before giving them something new for the first time. And don’t give them more than one new food at a time.
Allowing them to pick up the food and try it themselves gives them some measure of control, rather than you trying to shovel it down their throat on a spoon.
Your child may be more likely to eat their broccoli or cauliflower if they see you tucking into it and enjoying it. Tell them how yummy you think it is.
If they spit it out, that doesn’t mean they hate it and will never eat it. Try it again, and again, and again. They may eventually become accustomed to it and be happy to eat it.
If their fussy eating winds you up, try not to show it. They may pick up on your stress and see mealtimes as upsetting and difficult experiences. This will make it even harder.
Add two level scoops of a toddler milk to 90ml drinking water along with 1 tbsp stewed unsweetened apple and ¼ cup frozen berries. Mix in a blender.