Today we went to my daughter's nine month appt. The doctor said it was okay to give her small pieces of crackers, pasta, and uncooked fruit if we want. I have seen people on this board discuss giving their baby's pasta, but I was wondering what type of pasta people use (angel hair, spagetti, etc?) and how small the peices are. Also, for apples and pears (and other fruit), is it better to give large chunks for the baby to gnaw on or smalls pieces that could be swallowed? (She has no teeth).