We decided to wait until Lucy's 6 months appointment to start on solid foods. She had really been starting to show some interest in food in the past couple weeks so we knew she'd be pretty excited to try food. Our pediatrician said we didn't have to start with rice cereal so we decided to start with sweet potatoes, both pureed (we bought Gerber's, sorry, I'm probably not going to be making pureed baby food) and steamed. We are trying to do a combination of spoon-fed eating with the purees and baby led weaning where she can feed herself with the steamed food. Overall, her first experience with food was a good one and we'll be moving onto avocados and green beans this week.
Giving Lucy her first bite of food
She was pretty excited
and she wanted to feed herself
Playing with the spoon
Onto steamed sweet potatoes
Trying to figure out how to get it into her mouth
Going back for more
and some more
At this point, we put a bib on her and took her headband off to finish the "meal." We didn't put one on to start with just for the purpose of taking pictures which is why she's just wearing a plain white onesie.
Attempting a sippy cup but I'm not sure if she really even got any water
Todd giving it a try