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When do Babies Develop Taste Buds?


4-5 weeks

The tongue and palate (the roof of the mouth) begin to develop.

8 weeks

Primitive taste buds emerge.

14-15 weeks

Taste buds' nerves begin to link to the brain.

30 weeks

Many taste buds can provide flavor signals to the brain.


Your infant may taste sweet, sour, and bitter. Reactions to salty meals generally appear after 6 months.

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