Re: Solids & EBF 8 month old
I did everything pretty much by the book -- I gave my DD mostly purees of the healthy foods we were eating (vegetables and brown rice, quinoa or barley, oatmeal and fruit, etc.) then some finger foods pretty early on. She was the best eater for a long time, and I had people commenting on the amazing variety of foods she ate (she LOVED beets more than anything). And now at 11 months she either hits the spoon away for purees or throws most of her finger foods on the floor. Sighs are frequent at meal time in our house. So don't worry -- no matter what you do it might not matter in a few months anyway when the milestone is that all the food ends up in your hair or on the floor!! But puffs were a great early finger food for us and she took to them pretty well around 10 months (ate them before that, but with more difficulty). She'll get there -- she's not behind at all. Just let her try what you're comfortable with (I liked the puffs because they seemed unlikely to be a choking hazard).
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.