DD has only two bottom teeth. I haven't introduced her to soy or wheat yet. She had or has a dairy allergy and I suspect soy, too, but honestly I can't tell anymore. If soy is a problem, it doesn't affect her as badly as dairy does. I basically haven't given her ANYTHING on the allergen list yet.
Anyway, we are doing baby led weaning so we started out with softish foods at 6 months. I probably only fed her once a week at first. She is through the gagging stage.
I've been feeding her every day now usually once or twice. Chunks of apples or pears, chunks of bananas, watermelon, whatever we have. While I cook she chews on raw onion and green pepper or whatever else I have. She loves them. I keep getting rashes on my nipples, so I have to be careful. I think bananas might be to blame. If I give her a lot I end up with a rash and she ends up a little red.
I don't think she gets that much food down every day, but one day she did eat almost a whole banana. I know if I mushed or blended things she would eat a lot more food...but I was holding out for more teeth lol.
I try to reserve stuff out of dinner or breakfast if I make it. I reserved some brown rice, mushrooms, onion, green pepper and green beans yesterday for her. I take stuff out of soup (like she had lentils or beans with chard, peas, cauliflower and whatever else was in there.) She likes sweet potatoes and regular potatoes.
She's had indian spices, mild mexican flavored things, and italian spices. We use a lot of spices since we don't have the cheese. She likes it all. I try not to give her stuff that has sugar in it or salt, but that is always in my tomato sauce.
She's tried chicken and sausage (free range from our local farm.) She basically likes everything and wants what I eat. I can't always give it to her though.
When did you introduce the allergen foods? She had a piece of corn pasta and was fine.
She loves water but I don't think she can get the sippy cup angled right yet to get a lot of water.
So am I feeding her enough? Should I be doing more mushy stuff? I just got my FIRST ever really yucky poopy diaper yesterday after the banana. So maybe I'm not feeding her enough.
I know my pediatrician would probably say I should be feeding way more but I think DD is doing great. Most of my friends don't have babies who enjoy noshing on raw onion and eating lentils and beans.
She tries everything now... will this stop when she gets older?