Re: 8.5 month BLS/puree questions
She's happy eating, trying new things, swallowing some? Sounds ideal for an 8 month old! I'd let her continue playing with solids, and maybe give her a sippy at mealtimes. She doesn't need the sippy, because breastmilk is still meeting all her needs for liquid, but it's another fun toy and it's good to let her learn about sippies and cups so that she can use them for real in the future. The gag reflex thing... Some babies npjust have an extra sensitive gag reflex and they need a little longer to figure out how to get things into their mouths and down into their tummies without gagging. Don't worry- it will pass in time!
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!"