So, DD's 6 months 6 days today. We've been delaying solids, one of the reason being because I'm still not sure which way to go: puree or BLS. However something just put me in the mood and we happened to have ripe organic avocados at hand. So after nursing her I sliced off an avocado, put it on a plate and sat down with her. Well she immediate grabbed a bunch in her hand and mushed it around and played with it but at first didn't put it in her mouth. She also watched with great interest as I ate a few slices. Then I decided to smash a teeny tiny bit between my fingers and offer to her, and she sucked it up. Then for the next several minutes she sucked up smashed avocado from my finger (REALLY teeny tiny bits) and from her own fingers, and I could hear her swallowing and she didn't spit it/push it out with her tongue. I nursed her before and after the avocado "meal" but both were really small, 3-minute feedings on one side (well typical of afternoon nursing even without the solid "meal").
So I was just wondering:
1/ if I did anything wrong there. I'm pretty nervous since it's our very first time . I'm sure not much actually went into her but some did. Wondering what the poop will be like tomorrow .
After the experience I asked DH if he thought it was fun and worth the clean-up. He said at this point not really , but that we definitely should try again with a bigger bib around her
2/ if I should have given her a bit of water to rinse her mouth, or nursing was enough. Do you ladies give your LOs water after their solid meals? My DD doesn't have teeth yet but she's been teething for a while.
Thanks and sorry for rambling, but it's kind of big for us !