Has anyone else ever heard of this? Baby led solids? The idea is that your kid can just scoop up some sweet potato and mash it with her gums (more likely spit it out) and learn to feed herself instead of trying to cram jarred mush into her mouth. She won’t have to learn how to chew after she has teeth, because it will be second nature already, instead of just swallowing. This would also mean I wouldnt have to steam, puree and then freeze fresh food, I’d just have to cook it and then cut it into tiny chunks (the way she’ll be eating food until she has teeth anyway) for her to scrape up. Because of certain circumstances, she’s nearing 7 months old. All of the e-mails I’m now getting from the hospitals, baby center and etc. all say that she can start on finger foods now (approaching 7 months). Almost all of them said to watch your baby because he will try and eat off of your plate. The more I think about it, the more it makes sense. The Indians didn’t have pureed foods, more than likely, they held a bite up for the baby to gum on, don’t you think? There were no high chairs, no tippy cups or suctioned plates. They ate from their mother’s bowls when they started to notice food. I haven’t researched it, but come on, it makes sense. Of course, we all know choking is a big hazard (I will be touching on that next post with another concern) so you have to start with soft foods smashable by baby gums. On the LLL website, several people mentioned that their own 7 mo. babies were already eating about a dozen things because they started them with bits of this and that at 6 months. Skipped constipating cereal altogether (and my baby doesn’t need constipation)…What do you think?