Baby's First Taste Of Lemon Will Melt Your Heart

4 years ago

We love videos of children and babies, and we know that you too, we could not miss the opportunity to show you the "bitter", but actually "sweet", reaction of this baby who tries the lemon for the first time. Many parents choose to record the first experiences of their babies and upload them to social networks, many times, makes them famous babies. Have you already uploaded a video of your little ones?

This funny video of this little boy tasting the lemon for the first time will make your heart cheer and make you laugh louder than ever. You'll see! At this moment a phrase comes to mind that says: "IF life gives you lemons, make lemonade", but this is not exactly what this little one did; perhaps we can change the phrase and create our own for this case that says: "If life gives you lemons, make a funny face" Look at the baby's face when he discovers the bitter taste of this fruit for the first time. It's great! From the age of six months the child is able to try new foods. It is recommended to offer a variety of textures and flavors for the child to adapt.

Many parents have fun watching their child react to a new taste. In this video, a mother puts a whole piece of lemon in the child's mouth. The little one wrinkles his nose, shakes his head, shakes his arms and frown as a way of rejecting the bitter taste. The mother insists but the child has already learned and just turns the head to say no. A very normal reaction in these cases. Babies tend to show the same signs of denial as this little one when faced with a taste they don't like. This rejection usually decreases with age and usually lasts until mid-adolescence.

However, even if we know that the lemon will be a taste that the little one does not accept, it is always funny to see their reaction. Especially for his parents. The best thing is to offer the child a range of foods and let him decide which one to try and which one he likes the most. In this way we will avoid problems such as fear when eating new foods or neofobia. Babies at birth show a preference for sweet flavors such as breast milk. This is what the scientific journal Physiology & Behavior gathers in a research study. This report assures that children adore sweetness and flee from salty flavors.

In fact, another study carried out by Dr. Mennella and her collaborators published in the scientific journal PLoS One in 2014 gives us more details, "the sudden innate rejection by babies of the bitter taste (such as that of vegetables, but also of certain medications that it is sometimes essential to give the child) protects them from the ingestion of poisons, since many bitter compounds - although not all - are toxic. In childhood, the risk of accidental poisoning is greater (children put almost anything in their mouths)," the study states.

For Dr. Mennella and Dr. Bobowski, "the taste of candy and aversion to bitter tastes reflect the basic biology of children. This characteristic must be taken into account in order not to think that a child should be fed all the foods that an adult administers to him. However, sweet flavours should not be associated directly with sugar, as sugary foods are not recommended for babies or children. Mennella and Bobowski add that "babies or children who eat larger amounts of sugary foods have a greater predisposition to consume such foods years later, something that will increase their risk of suffering from chronic diseases related to high sugar intake.

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