My baby was primaily breastmilk but sampld everything table food except meat, grain, dairy. So blueberries, parsnips pear,, apple, sweet potato, butternut squash, avocado, broccili, beans, peas, carrots, peach, kiwi, apricots, etc etc. Guacamole, hummus, and 3 bean chili. We mealshare; no isolated mealtime. That jar stuff is overcooked, bland, textureless, and overpriced. Food brfore was is for fun and experience not nutrition. baby food is neither. She self feeds for the most part (no teeth) though i do load up a regular spoon and give it to her or guide it sometimes though usually I just let her have at it. Hands on experience is messy but fun.
Purees are unnecessary and don't encourage tongue anipulation. Babies tend to gag more when purees are spoonfed because the haven't ha the chance to explore self limits.
at 8:38 AM on Jul. 3, 2010