**Every parent is different and they will make their own decisions for their children. This is not a judgement that 'our way is better than your way' and we would appreciate the same courtesy to us.**
J and I agreed to skip the oatmeal/rice cereal phase. I read just as much negative as I did positive about baby cereal, so we decided that we were comfortable with a 100% breast milk diet until it was time to introduce solids. I believe that 'Food before 1 is Just for Fun'. We may be a bit early to the recommended age (solids at 6 months), but he keeps grabbing at my food and trying to eat everything in sight. This new stage is so fun!
I'm not sure which method I'm a fan of yet. Making my own puree's is easy and cheap. I made a months worth of food in under an hour - all fresh fruit and veggies!
Carrots, Apples, Blueberries, Sweet Potatoes, Avocados
So far our little guy is not a fan of spoons. We may end up going down the Baby Led Weaning route since he loves holding his own food and feeding himself.
Nothing's quite as good as a banana :)