We gave DD her first taste of solids today (mashed banana - thought we'd celebrate this momentus occasion with a luxury item ). I put a little in her mouth, she looked quite thoughtful about the whole thing, then she took a bit more, then she choked a bit and coughed it all up plus some of her milk. Tried again just then before her bedtime bottle, and pretty much as soon as it touched her mouth, she started to cry but then had her bottle quite happily. When I was putting her in her jammies it came up in her throat and she had a spew again.
She's 6 months exactly on 12 November, and everyone was telling me that I was being anal waiting until then, so I thought I'd give it a try, despite being a bit wary because she can't yet handle a 3 holed teat, she coughs/splutters/chokes quite easily. On the other hand, she's been fascinated watching us eat for a few weeks which they say is a good sign that they're ready for solids.
Do you think we started with the wrong food? Or is this a common reaction to first solids? Or maybe is DD just not ready for it yet, even though she's just shy of 6 months? Has anyone actually waited longer than six months because of this?
Sorry for all the questions!