Re: Solids at 4 Months???
Antiquated advice, from the days when it was considered desirable to wean the baby from breast or bottle a soon as possible. It's breast or formula only for the first 6 months, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Unless there is some reason to start early, in which case I'd be interested to hear what it is.
When you start solids, you want the quantities you offer to be small. A teaspoon or two per day, to start. My pediatrician says that when it comes to solids, "until one, they're just for fun". You want to give the baby a fun learning experience, allowing him to taste, touch, lick, spit, drop, and eventually chew his solids. Actually eating them? Not necessary to the process.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"