Why Toddlers Refuse Food
During the second half of the first year, most babies are willing to try many different foods, flavours and textures. In this way they learn to like foods that those around them like and know to be safe. By about a year, infants already have ideas about what foods they like, and what those foods look like. Those infants who have not been offered a wide variety of tastes and textures are more likely to be fussy eaters.
Guidance & Tips for Parents
Food refusal is a normal phase that most toddlers pass through
Toddlers may also lose their appetite if they are:
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