When my first son turned 6-months old, I enthusiastically read up on making baby food. I tried using a blender, a hand mill, and a Cuisinart. But none of those tools made it pureed enough. My son had major texture issues and would not eat anything I made. In hindsight, I wish I would have just continued until he ate it. But I was a new mom and was such a rule follower! So I quickly went out and purchased prepared baby food - which he loved.
Fast forward five years later, to today. My second son is 6-months old and still won't eat cereal or avocados. I really want him to start eating other foods besides breast milk because gosh, maybe it will help him sleep through the night?! PLEASE!!?
So once again, this morning, I researched some more baby food making techniques and now I anxiously await him waking up!
I have steamed carrots waiting to be pureed (now I own a Magic Bullet which I hope makes the food smoother than my food processor and blender.)
And I found this terrific web site with all kinds of recipes, so I got really ambitious and just baked homemade teething biscuits. They ended up being super easy. TIP: I used WAY more water than suggested (1/4 cup probably four times!)