I'm weaning ds2 at the moment and all is going well. Done the first tastes and on 2 meals a day. Using Annabel Karmel and Truly scrumptious books for ideas. Both suggest giving pasta during this stage! Isn't this too young?
I know you're meant to be able to introduce wheat and dairy at this stage, and to make the purees with a bit more texture but even tiny pasta shapes seems a bit much to me.
DS really loved the little pasta stars from that age - just boil them up a bit longer if you are worried so they are really soft. He really enjoyed them with a pureed vegetable sauce. He liked the heinz stars but he hated the Annabel Karmel ones - i think they are made of rice - don't have gluten or wheat in them. You can just break up pieces of normal pasta as well which is what i do now.
Thanks, I'm nervous about giving finger foods because he seems so young, but I made a huge mistake with DS1 and gave purees for too long. I now have a really fussy eater, and don't want the same thing to happen.
DD ate adult sized peices of fussili from when she was about 6 months. She stuffed them, in her mouth, and I was expecting her to suck and chew and squish etc etc, but she used to mostly swal;low them whole with no problem at all. I'm surprised she wasn't doing spiral shaped poos tbh!
also agree that fusilli is better...have tried bows and also penne with ds2 9 months and fusilli is the only one he attempted to eat (and did very well) - the other shapes he just looked at and then started to cry