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My toddler is rejecting new foods - what should I do?

From around 12 months, your baby may start to become suspicious of new foods. This instinct is stronger in some toddlers than others, and may stem from a survival mechanism that protects your baby against eating something poisonous, related to the fact they are on the move.

If your toddler starts refusing new foods, try not to panic. Keep calm and keep offering a variety of colorful, flavorsome foods. The more variety you offer, the more likely it is that all their nutritional requirements are being met.

Any fussy eating should resolve itself with time and if your toddler was eating a varied diet beforehand, they are more likely to return to eating a wide variety of foods later.