DS will be five months this week. He's definately been showing interest in table food, especially since we got him a high chair and made a point of including him around the dinner table. He's sometimes fascinated with everything that goes into my mouth. We've also been letting him sniff at foods for some time to learn new smells and he's recently started grabbing at some of it. He also sits up well in his high chair.
My mother is convinced he should have started cereal by now (of course ) and we're going to visit them next week for a while. I'm tempted to let him start on cereal down there with her. Partly because he's starting to seem ready and partly so she can have a "first" experience with him. And partly because I look forward to her reaction to the mess! hee hee!
DH and are I thinking the same way and the ped thinks it's fine for him to start. We also figure that it's only the littlest bit of cereal anyway in the beginning, and it's not even for nutrition at this point, it's only about learning how to swallow. So why not?
My only concern is the severe and unusual engorgement problems I've had at night. After months of this, it seems to be getting better and the ped did mention that introducing solids may make it worse. However, he only eats the tiniest bit of cereal in the beginning, right? And won't I give him that after I nurse him anyway?