It's really just for fun at this point. The majority of her nutrition will come from milk until she's about a year old. The question is, would I try purees or take a more baby led weaning approach? With her older sister, Isla, we did a combo of the two. I started her with homemade pureed foods and added in "real" foods whenever she took interest. I have friends who do full on baby led weaning but I just cannot get over my fear of choking in order to skip purees all together. Plus, it's hard for me to think of appropriate things for her at this age! Maybe some of you could help me out with this. Ideas? You'd think she was my first but it's really hard to remember what my other two ate and at what age.
For now, we are trying some puréed foods. For her first taste about a week ago, I blended sweet potatoes with a little of my milk to thin them out. She was not a fan. Ha! I think it had less to do with the taste and more that it was just a brand new experience and she got a little overwhelmed. Either way, I don't think she injested any of it. Since then, about once a day or every other day, I've let her try something new. I did try sweet potatoes again and got a slightly better reaction. All in all, there hasn't really been much success at this point. She is still learning to open her mouth for the spoon and new foods seem to just surprise her more than anything.
So far we've tried sweet potato, peas, bananas, applesauce, and squash. She's also had a couple tastes of my Greek yogurt.
What are your thoughts on a baby's first food? Do you do purees or baby led weaning? Do you have any suggestions for me as we start this phase?