Re: Baby led Weaning - No Baby Foods or Puree's
We did "textbook" BLW. DD never had a puree or baby food.
At six months we started her with french fry sized pieces of whatever we were eating. For the first several weeks, she just put them in her mouth and chewed them and then spit them out. It took a bit for her to get used to swallowing (she only gagged once). She was never spoon fed, we let her dip into softer foods (yogurt and applesauce).
Her first meals were things like sweet potato wedges, chicken, roasted veggies, etc. After that, she just ate whatever we ate (watching the salt content of course).
She is now 2.5 and is the least picky eater I know - she loves EVERYTHING!