Learning to chew
By this age, your baby should have gained some teeth and graduated to a high chair. It’s important to introduce coarser textures in order to encourage your baby to chew.
Your baby will gradually be eating more solids so that eventually solid food becomes the main part of the meal.
Variety is important so try introducing lots of different flavours and textures during this stage.
Try to give some food mashed, some grated, some diced and some whole. It is surprising what a few teeth and strong gums can get through.