Re: 6.5 month old averse to solid food
Some babies just don't appreciate being spoon-fed. Giving your baby some solids to play with is definitely an avenue to explore! The PP gave some good suggestions. You could also offer things like streamed, mashed veggies, shredded boiled meats (like the chicken from a soup), Cheerios, smashed black beans, or whole peeled fruits for baby to lick and gnaw.
Until a year, breastmilk (or formula) alone meet all your baby's nutritional needs, and solids are for fun with new tastes, textures, and motor skills only. That means it doesn't matter if your baby eats some solids, tastes them and then spits them out, or refuses to even taste than and prefers to explore them with her hands. Until age one, solids are just for fun!
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!"