I didn't do purees with Violet but I didn't do "baby led weaning" either. It was weaning and it was baby-led, but it wasn't "Baby Led Weaning." Before 9 months, Violet wasn't very good at feeding herself, so I helped her eat. Then at 9 months, she started mostly self-feeding. When I tried to give her things that required biting, she would try to shove the whole thing in her mouth. If I tried placing it in just far enough to take a bite, she would either suck on it, or sit with her mouth half open, waiting for me to do something about the fact that the food wasn't all the way in her mouth. The basic story is that she doesn't know how to take a bit! I've tried demonstrating and I've tried biting it most of the way so that she doesn't have to do much to get a bite off. This kind of worked, but she doesn't know how to do it without this help. When did your kid learn to take a bite and given Violet's history, when do you think she'll learn?