Re: What would you do?
Sounds like your baby is exhibiting the signs of readiness for solids. If he were mine, I'd definitely start giving him some finger foods to explore. I know all the recommendations are to wait until 6 months until starting solids- but I think that should be revised to "approximately 6 months if baby is exhibiting signs of readiness" instead. I wouldn't give a 2 or a 4 month old solids, but I'd have few qualms about a 5.5 month old.
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