Q: Should I introduce my baby to vegetables first, so he won’t develop a sweet tooth?
A: Actually, the idea that feeding a baby fruit first will leave him/her with a sweet tooth is generally accepted as a myth.  Many babies easily enjoy both fruits and vegetables early on.  Sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, squash, bananas, peaches, and apples all make wonderful, simple baby foods.  I do believe that feeding the whole, fresh food without added ingredients is best for helping children to develop a taste for the food itself and not added flavorings.  I would also suggest being sure to buy organic whenever possible to limit your baby’s exposure to pesticides and genetically modified foods (GMOs).

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Nancy Massotto is the Founder and Director of the Holistic Moms Network, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Nancy has a passion for living holistic and works to help parents connect, learn and support one another on their journeys through parenting and holistic living. Find more information about Nancy on her website or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.