One of the foods I have read about giving to a new baby is avocados. They have great nutrients and have no allergy risks. When I gave the avocado slices to Derrick, I forgot about how slippery it would be for him to pick up. He held a piece I handed to him, but quickly dropped it and didn't want to try again. He did take bites of the avocado when I held it up to him.
Next time I will try to coat the slices with some rice cereal to give Derrick some grip. Overall, even though he didn't feed himself directly, he ate quite a bit. I was impressed. Yummy