Like the post above, dd is 8.5 mo and has never eaten too much mush and prefers to feed herself (as a result I have a freezer full of homemade babyfood that's not getting eaten!). We typically stick to foods that easily dissolve, like the ones mentioned above. She also likes small chunks of ripe avacado, banana, peaches, plums, pears, watermelon, canteloupe. A favorite right now is graham crackers (she has her top teeth, so she can bite off pieces). I also give her small pieces of well-steamed veggies, like carrots, broccoli (prefers the stems), and greenbeans. Tofu soaked in juice was very popular, but I think she's getting tired of it (press out the water before soaking). She's also eaten pieces of rice cakes, cheerios, toast, potatoes, small pieces of cheese...We still BF 5-8 times a day, but she does love to eat!