Re: Gagged & Spit Up/Vomited
You're fine, and your baby is fine, mama. Stick the spoons in the drawer. As my ultra-mainstream pediatrician would tell you, right now breastmilk meets all your baby's nutritional needs and until age 1 solids are just for fun and for experimenting with new tastes, textures, and motor skills.
My second kid had a fairly sensitive gag reflex. IMO, the baby-led approach the PP mentioned was perfect for her. It allowed her to control how much went into her mouth, and also to control where the food landed. I think that for some kids, spoon-feeding can place the food a bit too far back in their mouths, and that can increase the chances of them gagging.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"