Yolu really don't need to fuss that much unless you want to, I giv my baby samples of me meals as long as it is fork mashable, naturally soft or easy for her to gum to death. Less time and energy. With the exception of meat and fish, you name it she's eaten it. Even asparagus! She s 8 1/2 months now and we've been doing this for four weeks. Be fore that she wasn't much interested than more than a finger taste of food. Once she learned how to manipulate food with the tongue and do the chewing motion she can handle chunks of soft food (she especially likes beans and pears). I also don't give her food...she comes and asks for it by crawling over and sitting or standing and begging/asking. When done, she leaves.
You don't need to mimic the stuff in jars, if you wait until at least six months which is the recommended age, and even a few weeks longer if the baby hasn't developed the mouth control.
at 10:40 AM on Jun. 6, 2010