I have been planning on waiting *at least* until 6 months to start any solids of any kind. But baby is starting to show some signs of readiness and I'm wondering if he might really be ready to start experimenting before 6 months. He is currently 4mo 3wks (so almost 5 months). He is sitting much better although not without help quite yet. He supports his own torso weight, just needs a little help with balance. He can grasp things but not yet with a pincer grasp. He brings things to his mouth and chews on them, and he watches with interest, sometimes even smacking his lips, when we eat. In the last couple of days he has started reaching for things I'm eating and drinking.
I don't think it's quite time just yet. But I'm wondering if he could truly be ready to start a couple bites of veggie puree in 2-4 weeks. He wouldn't be quite 6 months yet but would be only 1-3 weeks away from it. He just seems so interested already...it would be very low pressure, give it a try and if he's not into it put it away for a few days or a couple weeks or whatever.