HI my daughter is 10 months old also, born 4th may 04.
She barely has one tooth!! (the first point of a tooth just popped thru on sunday) but she eats really well, I was like you scrared of her choking but slowly i introduced everything, she can eat fine with just her gums, she loves food of any description, and I just give her everything I have and extras.
Tonight for dinner she had a lasagne topper, peas, potato and a cheese slice, she ate most of what I serve her
she also eats things like: weet bix or fruity bix for breakfast with toast and peaches or pears (tinned)
cheese, soft fruits, all veges, she loves finger foods, raisins, chopped up sausage, steak, chicken, pretty much anything.
I know its hard to get from the step you are at to the next, I was really worried bout it but somehow we got to this stage, and to tell you the truth im not too sure how, but i do know its great now and we havnt had any choking problems, I think we maybe just underestimate the power their gums have!!
hope this helps!
NZ mum to 10 mnth old girl!!