My daughter is 6.5 months old and I've just recently started giving her puffs. She doesn't like the texture of them, so she usually moves them around in her mouth and spits them back out. I'm kind of at a loss for how to start "table" foods. She's been on baby food since she was four months old and she has three teeth. She's advanced for her age.
I don't know that there is much that you can do to "teach" her to chew. My six year old still has trouble chewing food and has been seeing ST, OT, and PT for three years now. But I still don't have any good therapy tricks to share with you. She'll either figure it out on her own (which most babies do) or you'll need to get some therapy for her if she doesn't. But, at 6 months old, I wouldn't be worried too much.... My daughter was born with a cleft palate and pierre robin syndrome (short chin) so that is where her chewing issues stem from.
Your DD should catch on when she is ready... moving food around in her mouth is a good start!
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