I was chatting to a mum recently about her 5 year daughter. Although she is pretty selective, she has got into the habit of trying new fruits so is more curious about food in general.
The daughter asked whether they could explore the avocado that was sitting in the fruit bowl. This is an exciting step, when our child independently asks to look at a new food!
They both held it and then mum cut it open. Her daughter recoiled in fear and did not want to come anywhere near it. The “slimy” looking texture was a total turn-off.
I’m sure this has happened for many parents of a fussy eater in one shape or form. Your child has seemed quite excited about something and then on closer inspection has sort of freaked out.
There are some great ways to approach this: