We tried rice cereal at about 5 1/2 months, and then went on to do pureed avacado, banana, and sweet potatoes. DS wasn't too into it, and then he really wasn't into it. I stopped completely because I got tired of going through the trouble of making his food when he wouldn't even try it. Also, I didn't want to force him. I came across some info on BLS/BLW
Now I've just been giving him one of the above already introduced foods in whole form ( big chunks, slices). So far he has played more than eaten, but he does get to taste it, and I think he is enjoying it. Plus I feed him when I am eating and I think he likes not being left out anymore. He has gotten to try a couple new foods, watermelon and toast. He makes a face when he gets a good taste of the melon, but loves the toast! The other morning he mashed it in his avacado and really gobbled it up.
So anyways, I guess we are off to a good start, but I still have so many questions and concerns. For instance, choking and gagging. From what I've read it is normal for them to gag because they are working the part of the throat that keeps them from choking. BLS peeps say just to watch carefully and not freak when they gag... EEk!