My little guy is almost 8 months old and is not interested in baby food at all. He is breastfed and LOVES it. Me too We've tried Rice Cereal and many first foods. He DOES seem very interested in things he can eat on his own, so we got some of those mesh feeders because I am so worried about him choking. He has gagged on Cheerios, which he LOVES, but really scares me. He seems to like bananas and apples (even peas) in his mesh feeder, but WILL NOT eat the mushy baby food bananas or apples. (Or anything else.) I am totally fine with this because I know he will do things when he is ready. I do have a few concerns though. First: Do I need to worry about his iron level? Second: I think he is ready to eat some things, but just does not like baby food. I would love some suggestions on what to feed and how. Or should I wait? Again, he's almost 8 months old but is not crawling with belly off the ground. He is still just creeping. Thanks so much for any ideas or suggestions.