@Gelati your DS is getting heaps of finger food. No wonder he's so good at it. I will need to step up the finger food more.
What cheese do you give DS? Some cheese can be salty. My DD loves cheese. I give her Bega tasty, bega stringers, laughing cow and jarslberg.
When my cook dinner for us it's always Asian food and can't self feed. It's always rice and something. I now understand why Asian children generally can't self feed for a long time. The type of food isn't ideal to practise self feeding.
I have never given her banana as finger food. Not sure why. I will try tomorrow morning. I have try given her blueberry to self feed but she can't quite coordinate small things like blueberry yet.
When you cook beef or lamb, do you cook well done or still slightly pink? I know what you mean about ordering food to share. I have to order scrambled eggs now even though I like poached egg more. At least eating out is easier when I don't have to carry few different container of food.
I didn't know they can eat salad yet. My husband would be very happy to hear that. He loves salad.
DD loves soft toys when she's winding down. For active play, she likes shape sorter (can't play it properly yet though), drum, anything that makes noise. We don't have books that light up. Is it vtech books? I recently bought a few lift the flap books and she just wants to rip the flap off lol.