I would like to raise my baby most likely vegan but we haven't decided yet as we are still eating animal products (we don't really want to-its just hard not to). So I wanted advice from people on what their LO's first foods were? I saw the thread on lentils and people said wait til 8-10 months for legumes, well he's almost 8 months, but he still has not swallowed food yet! I want to encourage him to eat and maybe I'm just not offering enough.
I also don't really want him to have breads or cereals, as most grains and beans have phytate which binds to the minerals (which is why rice cereal is ironically not going to help with iron!!!). I want to sprout them, or just warm soak overnight for that reason.
How many people have waited till they can at least chew to introduce complex proteins and things that require breaking down? Also, I know its hard for babies to eat veggies unless they are mashed up, but was wondering if anyone has had success with raw? I mean lets really think about this... what did people used to do before they were able to heat things? And their babes survived! Maybe there is a reason why they don't have teeth yet! well anyways.. I just need ideas!