Is Daniel showing interest in solids yet? I think that's a big indicator. I've started letting Abby taste things this week because she's so excited about it- she's been trying to get my food into her mouth for weeks (and she's only 5 mos.!) This morning I was eating a nectarine (cut in half) and she grabbed it out of my hand and sucked all the juice out. She had this huge grin on her face, and so far no tummy troubles. I don't know if that helps, but I guess what I'm trying to say is that if he's showing interest, then it's probably fine to let him start tasting. But if he's not interested, he'll be fine waiting too.