My LO is 6.5 months now and probably about 98% breastmilk fed. We have only just started on the weaning, and there are issues regarding oesophageal suture scars and dysmotility which menas we have to take it slowly to prevent choking. So far we have tried (and loved) parsnip, potato, sweet potato, BANANA!!!!, avocado spirulina, stewed apricots, stewed apple and hot-water oatmeal with prunes. These are all pureed and thinned with bm to help with the swallowing but hopefully we will be able to introduce lumps before too soon. Other than courgette and broccoli though, nothing seems to have been too icky or difficult to digest.
I do let LO play with the spoon and bowl to help with the motor skills - the whole bls thing i not the way we can go, unfortunately - my MIL did try bits of apple and there was a rather nasty choking incident when a bit was gummed off and lodged at the top of LO's throat