I need some advice from other baby-led weaning parents.
DS is six months old, and while I know solids aren't necessary yet, I'm interested in starting to introduce them, slowly and gently, for fun. And I know that on-demand nursing is priority, which we will be continuing for a long time still.
I'm convinced that I want to avoid the whole "pureed mush fed to baby with a really cute spoon" route, and the "baby must eat x amount of y by xyz age" shenanigans, and the whole "laborious 'baby food' preparation according to expert, specialty cookbooks, using expert kitchen gadgets" fiasco.
The problem is the gagging/choking issue. DH is not entirely convinced that BLW is the way to go because he's very concerned with safety in general, and is a bit mind-boggled that people give 6-7 month old babies whole pieces of real food to gnaw on. He's worried about DS breaking a piece of the food off, and it getting lodged in his throat.
How have you dealt with the gagging and choking issue with others in your life (family, friends, self)? What does it really mean when babies gag (I know it's not necessarily choking)?
Are there any anti-BLW sites or groups or people here, just so we can get a general sense of the other side of the debate?