We recently started giving Will a few solids here and there. I waited until 6 months with Chase and thought I would with Will as well. Given how interested he has been in what we are eating, I decided to give it a try.
His first food was avocado, which I gave in mushed chunks. According to baby led weaning advocates, this teaches them to chew first, and swallow second. This being said, we did NOT have much success with it. :) He has now tried sweet potatoes, peas, rice cereal and carrots - in pureed forms.
It has not taken him long to catch on and I'm amazed at how much he is enjoying it all!
In his high chair for the first time - looking so big!
Avocado, not a fan for now.
He always looks over at Wes when he is trying something new, as if to say, "Help, Dad!" :)