"I feed her purees to keep her satisfied so I know exactly what she's eating, and so she doesn't steal my food."
your quote from a previous thread. That is not your baby grabbing the food, and putting it in her own mouth.
I'm not telling anyone else that they need to give purees to their little ones, I am sharing my experiences. I'm certainly not advocating giving babies food before they are ready.
What I am trying to do is get rid of this misinformation that solid food is not needed before the age of one. In some rare cases this might be true, but it is not good to spread myths like that around.
I'm also trying to say that YES some babies are different and YES my baby is one of them. Because I don't want people to feel guilty for giving their babies food when they are clearly ready just because they haven't reached such and such age. Because I thought my baby was BAD for wanting to eat so early and it that kind of thinking is just wrong. I don't want it to happen to anyone else.
The baby is ready when the baby is ready. And solid food is needed for nutrition starting at around 6-8 months, some babies may be outside of that range and that is fine.