Babies can’t taste salt. Babies are born with a well-developed sense of taste—but not for salt. Studies show that babies can’t taste salt until they’re about four months old. They can taste other ﬂavors as well as adults can, especially sweet, bitter, and sour ﬂavors (which might explain all the “baby tastes lemon” videos on YouTube)—and maybe even better: some studies indicate that babies actually have more taste buds than adults do.
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