Simon has been grabbing at our plates, making puppy dog faces at us as we eat, opening his mouth whenever we open ours to eat, and trying to chew his fingers off for a few weeks. We think this means he is hungry. And since he turned 5 months today, we think that now is the time to introduce him to solids. I made some rice cereal today and we just ordered him a little high chair (which I’m sure is going to be awesome). I’ll let you know how it goes.
On a related note, in the reading about introducing solids to infants I get the idea that:
1. You should watch your baby’s signs to figure out if he is ready to eat. (The signs being grabbing, staring while you eat, mouthing everything, etc.)
2. You should not give your baby solids before he is 6 months old.
3. You should pay attention to the baby, not the calendar.
It seems a little bit contradictory to me, but I’m trusting that Simon knows that he’s ready. I just can’t ignore those puppy dog eyes any longer.