I read the information on baby lead feeding. It sounds great -- less work for mom and more discovering for baby.
Here is my question: all my other children were eating meals by now, but my 10 month old can't get food from his tray to his mouth.
I wasn't familiar with baby lead feeding before reading the links in another thread, so this is a new approach to me. With other children I just spoon feed purees and moved forward as the baby seemed ready. I would have done this this time, too, but he won't take anything from a spoon. He pushes the spoon away with his arm. He will let me (eagerly) put things in his mouth with my finger and hasn't choked. He prefers cheerios to sweet potato or banana type textures. (Soft mushy things just make him mad.)
But, again, he can't put it in his mouth himself. Should I just hang out and not worry about solids, yet? (He certainly won't mind )
Do some babies/children need a little encouragement to start eating? Or is this still more left over baggage? (I love to hear moms come backs with things like "My son left for college and now I am engorged" or "They just don't make man sized diapers - what will we do?" in response to all the crazy ideas/fears we encounter.)
Even after 4, I am still learning... God makes 'em all different!