I gave my DS a stick of banana at 21 weeks. He was having a big old hissy fit watching me and DD at the table having breakfast so I just sat him in my knee to let him watch and he picked up the banana, bit and swallowed a piece. I was gobsmacked!! BLW says if they can do it they're ready. So just put the food down and see!
thanks, may lob a bit of banana at her this evening then, if she is awake! we started DS at 21 weeks too, as he was also sitting and grabbing at stuff, but have forgotten what we gave him! I guess if she isn't ready, she won't eat it anyway, this being the best bit about BLW - you cannot really wean them if they are not ready.