I had prepared a meal incorporating sliced patty pan squash, so I just pulled a few discs from of my plate and cut them into slices for Buttercup. As you can see, she destroyed them. She also ate like a pig at this meal consuming: two slices squash, one green bean, half a strawberry, quarter of a banana and a quarter of a plum.
But, she has enjoyed the squash with as much gusto at each subsequent offering, so I know it wasn't a fluke.
Squash seems like it has a really nice consistency for babies, and it's chock full of vitamins, so that makes mama happy. I highly recommend squash as one of the first vegetables you offer your baby.
Interesting sidenote: did you know that summer squash is any squash with an edible peel and soft seeds (ex: pattypan squash)? Winter squash (ex: pumpkin) has a hard exterior and seeds. Who knew?
PROS: great texture for baby, nutritious food