Re: table food/finger food- when is a good time?
With DS we gave un salted, un buttered mash potatoes, mashed peas, mashed carrots, and mashed sweat taters when he was 6 months (OKd by PED). We gave some jarred food but after the whole thing with the baby food being tampered with, the anthrax being put into it, and the metal shavings we stoppped and made our own.
WHen he was about 8 months we started giving more soild foods like chunkier carrots, etc and also started on some of the gerber star puffs and wagon wheels and some cheerios, cut up bananas etc.
He had teeth at 3 months though so it was easier for him.
Never had a problem with it at all.