Re: 10 month old not eating much solids at all...
Relax. It's normal. Until a year, breastmilk alone meets his nutritional needs, and solids are just for experimenting with new tastes, textures, and motor skills. After a year solids become an increasingly important part of a baby's diet, but they still may not make up the majority of his diet until well into his second year. After all, it's not like babies go from needing no or very little solid food on day 364 to needing 3 full meals a day on day 365.
My first daughter had barely any interest in solid food until 14-15 months, and did just fine. Seriously, she ate maybe a teaspoon or two of solids per day until that point, and some days she ate no solids at all. It was stressful for me because I felt that she "should" be eating more solids- especially because I would see babies who were younger than her obediently opening their mouths for spoon after spoon of puree!
So, here's what I wish I had known:
1. Your job is not to make your baby eat, or to coax him to eat by offering "treat" foods.
2. Your job is to put healthy choices in front of your baby and let him decide when and how to get them into his mouth.
3. Solids are for fun. If your baby eats some, great! If he tastes some and then spits it out, great! At least he tried. And if he won't even taste it, and prefers to much the solids with his hands, fine! He had a good time and set the stage for more fun in the future.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"