I saw a similar post in this group, but it didn't really answer my question. My daughter is used to purees, and she has eaten some pieces of food such as chicken, puffs, carrots, and bananas, but just as snacks to practice. She seems to do well with them, and we started to try to have her use a fork a few times and she can't 'stab' the food yet, but she will put it in her mouth and eat it if we help put the food on the fork for her. We are going to start giving her pieces all the time soon (she is 11 months) and wondering what your tips are for pre-making meals for babysitters, etc and also what are the best foods to start with? She has about 10 teeth, but no molars yet. I already know chicken is pretty good for her, and I have read pastas, waffles, and other veges. Without using a fork, I have found certain foods like avocado and banana are really hard for her to pick up because they get realy slippery. Any other tips? Do you prepare weekly meals if you have a baby sitter? I will probably buy some of those containers that have different compartments and prepare for the whole week... Is that a good idea? First time mom!