We've been giving my 8.5 month old pureed vegetables and fruits for a little over 2 months. About a week ago, I gave her pureed turkey. I've also been giving her pieces of avocado and banana for her to feed herself. She won't chew any of it. She has 4 teeth already, if that's relevant. With the turkey, it had to be mixed with enough breastmilk that she could just swallow it, otherwise she'd gag. With the avocado and banana, she ends up swallowing the pieces whole, and we find them in her diaper the next day.
Shouldn't she be practicing chewing at her age? Is it a problem that she isn't? She also hasn't taken an interest in our food. She'd be content just sitting there watching us eat and not having any solids at all. Could this be why she isn't chewing? She likes some of the pureed veggies and the turkey; she doesn't like the fruits so far.
I'd appreciate any thoughts or ideas.