This afternoon, I gave DD some kidney beans without realizing they were a bit hot-spicy. She loved them, but I was a bit worried whether the spice might be bad for her digestive system, so did a bit of Googling and came across this interesting article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9646449/
Here's a little quote from the article:
It turns out most advice parents get about weaning infants onto solid foods — even from pediatricians — is more myth than science.
That's right, rice cereal may not be the best first food. Peanut butter doesn't have to wait until after the first birthday. Offering fruits before vegetables won't breed a sweet tooth. And strong spices? Bring 'em on.
Because we don't have any history of food allergies on either side of the family, I've been pretty relaxed about the kinds of foods I've offered DD so far, and I have to agree that it's the stuff with more complex tastes and not so commonly thought of as suitable baby food that DD seemed to love best: lamb, duck, fennel, olive oil, herbs...and now curry!