Re: watch baby not calendar
I think the reason they use the 6 month mark is because most baby's digestive tracts are ready for solids by 6 months, meaning some might be ready just before.
I usually encourage people to wait until 6 months, but I don't think 5 months is too early. You could always try it and if baby has tummy problems or if it interferes with nursing, just stop and try again in a month or so.
Of course this is from someone who's baby was 'tasting' solids from 2 days old (thanks grandpa ), so maybe I'm not the best person to be giving advice on it.
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