We're starting to think about solid foods more now that DS is approaching "the second half of the first year". With DD, we did the standard spoon-feeding of purees just after she turned six months (she wasn't interested in much until close to a year, so it was a struggle and a huge hassle I'd like to avoid this time around, now that I know a bit more about this whole issue). UGH. Thinking back to the stress of "oh no, she hasn't eaten much 'real food' today! I hope she'll be ok!" nonsense drives me crazy!
To be honest, I'm excited about offering DS some foods, but afraid he's going to choke/gag if I offer chunks. He seems very interested (constantly trying to grab food from whoever is holding him, intently stares at people eating, etc), and he does sit independently, and he does pick up things to taste them.
Should I offer? And what should I start with? If he gags, does that mean he's not ready yet or should I try smaller pieces? Also, what good CLW books does everyone recommend?