I have a question for other mommies out there. I cant seem to find a real concrete answer on when is a good time to start giving your child table foods. My doctor suggests to waiting until almost a year - but I am not exactly sure what his definition of 'almost' is.
Noah is over 9 months now and I'm wondering if I should be giving him something other then strained foods and formula. I know formula/breast milk should be his main source of nourishment still, but shouldn't he be practising how to pick up foods and feed himself at this point? I guess I have a fear of my child being behind just because I as a mommy screwed up haha. I am also terrified of him choking! Oh, and he does have 6 teeth at this point if that factors in at all.
Its just hard because I have read a million different things. No table foods til actively crawling. No table foods til teeth. Table foods at 6 months. Table foods at a year.
HELP! What did you do/are you doing? What kind of foods did you start with? What has your experience been at 9 months of age?
... I just really want Noah to be able to dive into his birthday cupcake in 3 months...