I have been weaning my DS for about a week now, and he is doing really well, he loves all fruit and veg purees that he has been given, and wolfs down baby rice (despite it looking like wallpaper paste!). However, I am keen to start him on 'real' food, so he doesnt get used to sweet purees.
I know they say 26 weeks for dairy, meat, gluten etc, but what exactly will change in those 3 weeks? should I just try him with some yoghurt on a morning? And toast, meat etc? or stick to the rules?
Sorry this probably makes me sound stupid, but I dont want to give him something hes not ready for, but I also dont want him to only want purees and then refuse other foods.
Is your ds sitting up well and able to co-ordinate picking up food and getting it to his mouth? If so you can just give him suitable soft foods and let him gum them - they can manage pretty well biting and chewing stuff with their gums and if they bite off a bit that is too big they will gag it back up (very different to choking which is silent, with gagging they cough and splutter til they bring it back out.) With rice cakes my ds used to suck them to death!