Anyway, dd is almost a year and I have only had her eat single ingredient foods. Nothing processed and nothing that had a lot of spices. We eat a lot of tomato based soups and things with wheat. I'm wondering when those things become ok. Is it recommended to hold off on wheat for longer than a year?
As a mom of a food allergic babe my advice is to wait until age 2 to introduce any gluten directly to the babe. I also have opinions about other common allergens, but by one year old I think it is totally appropriate to be giving mixed foods, spices, whatever you're eating basically.
DS1 has been eating whatever we have since he was 12 months (or younger?) the only thing he couldn't have was egg as he had an intolerance (Allergy? He'd get a rash around his mouth) to it, but is now just fine with it.
At 12 months my dd definitely ate whatever we were having. Neither myself or my husband (or any of our family) have any food allergies so we are pretty comfortable with it. She even has nut products as my parents gave her food with peanut/nut ingredients without even thinking about it while babysitting her, though if this hadn't been the case I would have waited for sure. The only thing she hasn't had at this point (16 months) is shellfish.
DS was eating whatever we were by that age, with the exception of nuts and honey. He hadn't had any reaction to foods we had introduced previously, so I was comfortable letting him try whatever we were eating.