I am so glad a new thread got started! I started trying to read thru the old one, but I couldn't make it very far.
Jackson is 8 mos and we are experimenting with baby-led feeding. I started with whole carrots letting him chew on them at around 6mo.
Then I was giving some cucumber in long wedges until we had a scare at around 7mo where he was choking - got a really scared, desperate look on his face, no sound coming out - super scary but turned out ok, I patted him a few times on the back and he spit it out but it was a hair-raising few seconds!
Of course after that dh is really wary about giving him anything large, so we are doing some very soft, mushy things right now. We did some banana awhile ago which he liked.
He has also had apple - I gave him some wedges without skin, because I think that was the problem with the cuke, he had bitten off a large piece and the skin made it too hard to mush up in his mouth. I have to be careful to only give him one piece at a time otherwise he will try to stuff it all in his mouth and start gagging. I also have given apple in the mesh feeder. Dh has let him taste some applesauce, too. I like the cooked apple idea, I will have to try that!
I made some zucchini last night to give him since I was having some. He seemed to like it. Although next time I will cook some longer spears.
Like someone mentioned I am having trouble coming up with things for him to eat that we eat. We tend to do salads instead of veggies along with dinner, and I don't think salad greens would be very good yet.
I want to do some sweet potato next but am having trouble finding some organic. I just need to get over to the hfs I guess.
I also wanted to do avocado soon but I am waiting on that one since his first taste coincided with a breakout of hives the next day. I am not sure if it was related or not but it could have been so I will wait a month or so to try avocado. Which is too bad because I love avocado!
So that is where we are. I am looking forward to chatting about food