Re: Baby led and MSPI and my reluctance
I agree. I think you should go with your gut on this one. If you really don't feel he's ready, and it seems like you have some valid points about why you feel that way, trust your instincts. I think your OT is probably off-base about the texture thing, it's not like you're saying you're not going to give him solids until he's two years old or anything, you just want to hold off a couple more months until you feel like he's ready, right? I don't think that's going to hurt anything.
FWIW, my son (also allergic to a number of foods) was taken off all solids at nine months (he wasn't eating all that many at the time anyway) and didn't start back on solids until he was a year and then we did it very very slowly. He's never had a problem with textures. I know, totally anecdotal and not the same situation at all, but I thought I'd throw that out there. I've known of kids who did have texture issues, but it was typically related to sensory issues in general and not necessarily the timing of introducing solids.
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