Re: Maybe not ready for solids?
According to my pediatrician, until the first birthday solids are just for experimenting with new tastes, textures, and motor skills. They are not necessary for nutrition until around the time the baby turns one, and even then the transition from needing only mama's milk to needing a majority-solids diet is a gradual one, with many babies still mostly breastfed well into the second year of life.
Try to think of solids like a fun new game- if your baby eats some, great! If he allows you to put the spoon in but then spits the food out, fine! If he won't open his mouth and prefers to smear the solids all over his high chair try- hey, still a triumph!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"