My daughter is 8.5 months old. We started solids at home when she was just before 6 months old. At the time, she didn't express much interest in what we gave her, so we did it sporadically until she seemed more interested. For the past several weeks, she's been getting food more regularly at home, although she's mostly interested in sweeter vegetables--carrots, sweet potatoes, squash.
Any time we give her anything green (so far we've tried peas, spinach and avocado), she spits it out and looks at us like "What are you doing to me? Are you mad at me or something?"
I'm concerned that she's becoming too dependent on sweet flavors. We did try her on some fruit at home when we first started solids, but then we switched to vegetables. At the time, we were unaware that our daycare had started her on rice cereal and fruit when she turned 4 months old. She did this without informing us about it or asking or permission and we didn't find out about it until just before we stopped going there . I don't know why she was uninterested in solids at home when she was getting them at daycare, but that's what was going on. I'm concerned that getting only sweet fruits and cereal for a few months may have influenced her palate to the point that it will be hard to get her to eat things that aren't sweet.
Is this something that is normal for babies' palates, or is this something I should be concerned about? Should I just keep offering her green veggies and expect that her palate will warm up to them over time?