Some doctors say start at 4 months, others say 6 months. When did y'all start and what did you start with?
with DD we started rice cereal sporadically at 5 months and moved onto purees around 6 months.
with DS we started at 4.5 months with oatmeal and move pretty quickly to purees. he was really into eating. we started some finger foods around 6.5/7 months because he loves to be able to feed himself. finger foods like mashed bananas, avocado, beans, mashed potatoes, and similiar soft stuff i think he can handle.
august8080:We started baby led weaning at 6.5 months. First foods included watermelon, avocado, bananas, sweet potatoes and anything else we were eating that he wanted
Ditto this exactly. We started slowly and she honestly wasn't really interested until closer to 8 months. Baked sweet potatoes cut like fries were her favorite. The only pur?es she would eat were the ones in the squeeze pouches she could hold and feed herself.
We started BLW at about 5.5m. He eats lunch at daycare every day and dinner at home when I have something cooked but not always (we get home at 6:15, bedtime starts at 7, unless it was in the crockpot, we don't eat until after bedtime). His current list of foods right now include bell peppers (raw and cooked), zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, apples, grapes, chicken (with spices but no salt), bananas, avocado and cauliflower. He tried broccoli but didn't like it. I keep trying.
He has also eaten roasted garlic hummus, string cheese (before we eliminated dairy.. but he LOVED it), amberjack fish and even a grilled onion slice from our fajitas. That one he was a little iffy about, but he sucked the crap out of it and even swallowed some pieces.