What did you offer your baby as their very first food? I know I have about 7/8 weeks left before weaning Thomas but I'd like to hear about your experiences so I can be prepared. I personally think that the jars of pureed fruit are gross, the apple and pear are so sour and that's about all I can see as stage 1 foods at the supermarket. I'm also not that keen on rice cereal as I don't think it offers much nutritionally (apart from the added iron they put into it). However I guess it makes a good base to add other foods to? Would homemade things like cooked pumpkin and carrot etc be good first foods? I was thinking cooked until it's quite soft and he could try holding fingers of it and mushing it up in his mouth. What other vegetables roast/cook well and can be eaten this way at 6 months? Is it best to roast the vegetables, as I figure boiling takes away a lot of the nutrients in the water. I know at 6 months it's more getting them used to the textures and the idea of eating rather than for nutrition, but I may as well get the most out of his foods that I can. Is it ok to offer meat as well? If not, perhaps meat juices from the bottom of the roasting dish mixed with vegetable mash to make a puree, or would that be too fatty and unhealhty? Thanks very much P.S I have spoken to a nurse who specialises in weaning and she reccomended cereals first, then vegetables, then add fruit in last. Does that sound about right? Cereal first as it's mixed with either formula or breastmilk so the taste will be more palatable to baby, then vegetables before fruit otherwise baby may not take to savoury foods.