Dragonfly is at that magical age when he can start to think about eating more than just breastmilk. I’ve read a lot about “baby led weaning” recently, which basically is a way of introducing solids to babies as whole foods from the very beginning and skipping the purees altogether. I’m not sure I’m mentally prepared to skip baby food with him, but all my research has told me that it’s okay to give him whole pieces of fruit and vegetables; purees aren’t strictly necessary. So long as I’m right there with him to make sure he doesn’t choke, I’ve been allowing him to practice gumming some vegetables, especially at mealtimes. Here you can see him with a piece of broccoli. Fun times!