Re: BLS and choking?
OP, aren't you glad you asked the question?
I think the discussion just goes to show how individual everyone's approach to solids is, and how much of it boils down to observing your own particular baby and figuring out what best meets his/her needs while also fitting into your parental comfort zone.
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!"