Re: 4mo... dr said to start solids...more for "fun" .
Readiness signs include being able to sit up unassisted, having a pincer grasp, and losing the tongue thrust reflex. There are a couple other signs, too, which are listed at the kellymom link already provided. Four months is still fairly young.
We skipped cereal and did baby-led weaning, which is letting the kiddo take the lead in solids. No spoon feeding. He started grabbing and eating my food around 6mo, but it was still just for fun for quite awhile. It's a type of exploration of shapes, textures, tastes, smells, etc.
Mum to DS (04/07)
EPing for former 28 weeker (03/12)