my 7 month old son demonstrates many of the "ready for solids" signs, including very strong interest in our food and drink. When we give him solid foods, however, he shows no interest in actually eating it. So I just want to say that just because your baby shows interest in your food does not mean he wants to eat it! We have been doing baby led solids with Anthony for a month now and he has yet to actually eat anything despite being offered many different choices. I'm glad we waited, and I figure its no big hurry.