#59: Can babies have spices? Which ones? How much?

Episode art for episode: "#59: Can babies have spices? Which ones? How much?". Pictured are various spices in spoons.

In this quick tip episode, I’m busting one of the most common myths I hear about baby food – “Babies can only have bland food!”. Not true! As you may or may not know, I am a huge proponent of offering your baby a variety of foods right from day 1 of starting solids. And to me this means also including a variety of herbs and spices.

So today I’m going to share with you 4 reasons why it’s OK to offer your baby spices, right from their very first solid meal. And I’ll also explain about this window of opportunity that exists for training your baby’s taste buds, and just how I recommend you do so. Finally, I’ll finish off with some easy spice combinations that you can try out at home to take action on this quick tip and start enjoying more flavourful food with your baby today!

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Additional Resources:

If you’re ready to confidently move through each phase of feeding your baby to prevent picky eating, check out my Baby Led Feeding online course! You’ll find everything you need in there to get started and continue to progress, along with some things you may have never even thought of!

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MORE ON SPICES: https://mylittleeater.com/spices/

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Myth: Babies need bland food (0:58)

4 Reasons to add spices to baby food (2:38)

Spice and flavour combinations (7:54)

Baby Led Feeding online course by My Little Eater™


meet edwena

Registered pediatric dietitian, mom of two picky-turned-adventurous eater, and the creator of the Texture Timeline™ – an exclusive tool to help move your baby through easy to more advanced purees and finger foods to prevent picky eating.

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