Thomas will be 6 months old next week (!), and is eager (and from we can tell, ready) to begin trying some "real" food. I've decided to start with avocado, then probably sweet potato, and maybe cantaloupe. I know the avocado and sweet potato should be ok, and I have a mesh feeder for the cantaloupe (which will be a while, but I like to have a plan lol). I have several questions, but the first is how do you prepare avocado for a first feeding? Mash it? (Forgive what may seem obvious here, please ).
The sweet potato I think I'm ok on, but is there any reason not to let him taste cantaloupe? Does it tend to be allergenic? Is it the food of terrible mothers?