My teething seven month old prefers "table food" over pureed homemade or commercial baby food. Ever since he started solids he showed an interest in whatever we were eating. However, I am very scared of "choking incidents " ( I did encounter one in the past ) and so I diligently avoided giving him anything but pureed food.
Since the last few days my baby has been turning away his head and spitting out the rice cereals that I have been giving him with venegeance. So today during our dinner I mashed some rice with "chicken korma" and fed it to him by hand. Ofcourse, I made sure that the lumps were manageable for him. My baby was delighted to be able to explore "new textures" and he chewed or rather "gummed" the food very energetically. And I got a "gummy smile" as my reward for giving him what he wanted i.e. "table food".