With William being a day away from being 10 months old, it was definitely time to give him some soft whole foods cut into baby manageable pieces. Candy tried some strawberries with him yesterday. At first he found them too tart, so she heated them up a bit to bring out their natural sugars and he liked them more. So I brought more cut up strawberries for him for daycare.
I’d asked Mirabel to take lots of photos for me, and she did. William had a lot of fun playing with them and just pushing them around on his tray.
He certainly was enjoying himself, yet none were getting into his mouth.
She kept gently encouraging them to eat them. He knew they were food, yet he wasn’t ready to eat yet.
Finally, he used a finger to scoop one into his mouth and ate it.
Shortly after this, he began slowly trying the others, with some pauses in between. Before we know it, he will be eating other soft foods as well.