I let Aisling have finger foods from 5 months and a week. It was mainly to let her practice BLW so that when she hit 6 months she'd be ready to chew and swallow etc. We were a little shocked to see her bite off a bit of an apple, chew it and swallow it the first time we gave her anything! But we figured she would swallow if she wasn't ready so let her have bits and pieces every now and then.
For the most part she probably won't swallow anything but it'll let her develop her skills for BLW.
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