You’ve probably spent ages thinking about baby weaning food. After all, your little one’s first spoonful is a pretty big deal – for both of you. So, what will be on it – banana purée or peach perhaps? Both sound delicious. But believe it or not, experts say that fruits aren’t the best food to give a baby first. Vegetables are.
But why? The answer is simple. Babies are born with a preference for sweet things. Therefore, it’s easier for them to accept other taste sensations like bitter, salty, sour and savoury, if they start trying them early on.
Studies have also shown that the foods we’re given as babies affect the food choices we make when we're older. So, little things like making sure your baby has a variety of veg (& fruit) in their daily diet can make a big difference to their preferences later on – and help them love healthy food for life.