Trying new foods is an important part of development. But try and remember how you felt when you tried a dish for the first time? You might have felt strange or unpleasant. This is exactly how some children feel too, and it’s completely normal. Try not to over-complicate the food. Offer new foods at a time when your child is not tired and is reasonably hungry, but not too hungry. Remember that children may need the same food to be introduced as many as six to fifteen times before they try it.