My son is almost 8 months old and has been on solids for about a month and a half, kind of a loose baby-led thing. He loves apple, watermelon, cantaloupe, banana, avocado, and especially roasted green beans (which he pretty much gnaws and gets the juice from). He has two bottom teeth. Sometimes I put these things in his mesh feeder, and sometmes I don't; he seems to do ok (with some gagging of course) if I don't, but his dad is convinced that he is going to choke, so usually when I use the mesh thing it's to ease his mind.
When is it ok to introduce Cheerios or something similar? Would you do something different, instead of those? He has not had anything with wheat in it yet, but we have no family history of allergies and he has shown no signs of allergic reactions so far. I've read the containers of puffs, and they all say to wait until the baby is crawling. He isn't yet. I bought some rice rusks, but after reading the ingredients, they contain whole milk solids, and I wasn't sure he needed that yet. Any suggestions?