I'm so confused. My 8.5 month old whines at dinner like he wants some of our food, but he gags on EVERYthing I put in his mouth. And I mean everything (except the breast, of course). Cereal (rice, oatmeal, whole grain), cheerios, rice cakes, pureed baby food, table food...you name it. I can occasionally get him to eat the oatmeal cereal, but it has to be really thin. He's not a small baby - was 9+ lbs. at birth and has consistently been on the average to bigger side (currently at 18.11 at last check around 7.5 months). We were out at a restaurant a few weeks ago and I saw a baby younger than him gobbling up scraps from her parents' dinner plate! No way he could do that. My first-born was eating table foods by this point. Should I be worried or just give it up and try later? I don't know if I should push it and keep trying (and feel terrible every time he gags) or just skip it and try again in a month. Advice? Thanks!