being put off by funny faces

You might be quick to assume that your child doesn’t like a food if his response to tasting it is a strong facial expression. Babies naturally grimace when tasting something bitter or sour. This is called the gusto-facial reflex. It doesn’t mean that they dislike it. This also happens to children! Check out the faces this little guy makes when tasting lime, but notice that he keeps coming back for more!

What to do instead:

  • Don’t be put off by funny faces
    • Remain neutral as your child tries a new food
    • If they make a funny face, don’t react
    • Offer another bite to see if they did enjoy it and would like more