Ever wonder why a 9-month-old will put anything in her mouth and the same 19-month-old refuses to eat anything new? This activity is so common that there’s even a name for it – neophobia or “the fear of new things”.
After observing my patients go through this over and over again I had to ask myself why? And I came to the conclusion kids were actually designed that way.
In this week’s video, I describe food neophobia and why it has an important place in childhood development.
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