Re: To start or not to start?
We started at 8 months and it was only experimenting until about a year. Then it still took her about another 4 months until she really got the hang of it.
Want my opinion? Ditch the cereal. There is nothing substantial in it and if you are saying it constipates, that would be enough for me. I'd start with some foods that have nutrients. Our firsts were carrot, sweet potato, avocado, apple, banana, green beans and melon. I never ever pureed anything or even mashed it, unless it was naturally that way like oatmeal and sweet potato. Check out some of the other threads about baby led weaning. And don't let your doctor scare you into forcing them before your little one is ready.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn