Re: I don't want baby's first food to be cereal, suggestions please :)
You could go the BLW route. MUCH easier. I made food for my first 2 (didn't know about BLW) and we did/are doing BLW with our newest. She started with avocados, just get nice ripe avocados and slice them and let baby go to town. We started at 8 1/2 months but you can start at 6 if you want. I saw no need to rush food at all this time around.
This was her very first time having solids
Though we have the courage to raise our daughters more like our sons, we've rarely had the courage to raise our sons like our daughters. -Gloria Steinem