A sensitivity to and preference for salty tasting substances (almost the only one being NaCl) also appears to have an innate component that develops at around 4 months of age.
Between 3 to 6 months babies develop taste and can react to likes and dislikes.
By the age of 5 months, babies generally develop full sensitivity for taste.
The taste buds develop in a baby when it is in the womb by the time of nine months.
At the womb, the baby smells and tastes the amniotic fluid.
The baby once born has highly sensitive taste buds capable of differentiating sweet and sour.
Thus, the baby feels very ease when giving the mother's breast milk.
By the month of three, the baby has a fully grown tongue.
By the month of five, the baby is able to understand salty taste.
During her first three months, your baby can distinguish between sweet and bitter tastes. She prefers sweet flavors, like the taste of breast milk. By 3 months of age, your baby's tongue has grown. You may notice that he's putting things in his mouth, such as toys or a blanket.
Typically, it develops around 4-5 months.
Around 4-5 months, babies can taste saltier foods.