It's brilliant isn't it? Was at a nice meal out yesterday and 6 1/2 MO DS was chomping through my roast turkey dinner whilst a 11 MO was being spoon fed. [smug mummy emoticon] What made you change your mind?
It was just when DS became more capable of eating things, which wasn't until about a month ago. There was so little that he could eat (could never manage meat - especially at 6,5mo, so well done toy our lo!) and I found it so hard to find things for him to eat. But his repertoire is huge now! I do still find it a pain to cook certain food fresh for him, instead of blasting an ice-cube in the microwave though eg. he still can't manage raw carrots so I have to cook them afresh each time. Since he got a pincer grip it's much easier too.
you can get steam fresh bags of veg from the frozen section. they contain portion sized bags of small veg like carrot batons, french beans and peas. and they do other mixtures. zap for 30 seconds or so in micro and hey presto blw meal.
i think the makers, possibly bird's eye, have cottoned on to blw, they are now making child size portions. most superkarkets are doing their own too.