I keep reading that LO will let me know when she is ready for solids but how does this work exactly?
She is not quite 4 months yet so I'm not sure she is ready for them but that hasn't stopped her sucking on bread and sampling my ice cream (I didn't mean to let her do this - she pushed herself forward into it and then had a little cry when she realized it was cold).
I'm not sure if it is just part of her "put everything into my mouth" phase or whether she actually wants to try food.
I'm not sure what to do, I think I may call the HV tomorrow but was looking for a wider range of opinions than just hers.
Im no expert but I don't think at 15 weeks your little one is ready to eat solids. My ds puts everything in his mouth, it's just what they do! She has probably starting teething so finds some relief in chewing/ sucking. I would suggest keeping the bread and ice cream out of reach, as they are not really suitable for such a young baby- watch out you may get some fierce posts from MN's about this.
I'd try and hold off weaning because at this age all they need is milk and the introduction of food is "just fun until one" year of age.
she doesn't know what food is. she just wants to find out what these things are, and using her mouth is one of her favourite ways to explore. if my babies got anywhere near my phone/glasses/remote control at 4 months they tried to eat these too.
I would think she would just spit it straight out at that age anyway, rather than moving it to the back of her mouth and swallowing it - she wouldn't have the mouth coordination. Did she pick the bread up herself and put it in her mouth, or did you guide it in? I wouldn't think she actually wants to "try food" in a hungry or nutritional way. She's just being nosy and copying you. It sounds like she's an ideal candidate for Baby led weaning in a couple of months though - have fun!