Following on from yesterday's blog:
A great predictor of whether a child is going to grow out of their picky eating is the age at which our child began struggling with variety.
If we have a baby that noticed if there was a formula change. Or struggled with purees, or just didn't take to solids, or even at that tender age was not interested in many foods then they are probably "pre-destined" to be more fussy than the average child.
Studies show that babies as young as 2 weeks old can exhibit different sucking patterns.
If however, we have a child that ate all the lovingly prepared purees and transitioned pretty happily to solids. They are more likely to grow out of their fussiness.
If and how long this takes will depend on a whole range of factors and we, as parents, are probably the most important of those. The way we behave and communicate around food and feeding will have the biggest impact on what happens to our child's eating over time.
YES! We can make a difference.
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.