My baby is 8 months and I am a FTM. Any advice on getting my baby to start with solid food? She does great with purées and Mum Mums but what is next?
We started with soft foods like mashed potatoes that our daughter could use her hands for.
I would try semi-solid foods like bananas and avocados.
I also loved the little mesh pouches that let me put any food in it: baby could safely put it in her mouth and get the flavor (that’s how I introduced possible allergens like shrimp - and basically a bite of anything the adults were eating)
You can also introduce small pieces of soft food so she can practice her pincer grasp. Both my boys started with frozen peas. They are good frozen OR thawed, they mash easily, and are small enough to swallow. And great for soothing teething.