-If your baby doesn't pick food up and put in their own mouth=Not Ready.
-If you baby gags or pukes EVERYTIME you try to feed them =Not Ready. Pureeing it and getting their suck reflex to engage doesn't mean they are ready for solids. It means you have worked around their natural defenses against eating before they are ready. With BLS, if you can trust in the process, you can continue with the "On Demand" and "Child Led" food experience. In the long run, I think it's such an important thing for them to understand that THEY are in charge of their intake of food.
I was a little worried that I would have a cave baby using his hands to eat until he was 3...but he started using utensil on his own around 14months.
HTH! Happy Feeding!