Create a new food ritual, and turn it into a game. Let your child decide what they would like to do. Perhaps with every new food you "Look. Smell. Lick. Bite. Chew." They may start out by just holding and looking at the food, but eventually, with enough exposure, it will come to them biting and chewing it. The American Academy of Pediatrics states it takes an average of 10 to 15 tries of a new food before a baby will readily accept it.