We had our "solids" talk the other day at Riley's 4 month appointment. We were encouraged to start her on solids at 5 months. Personally, I would rather wait until she is 6 months old, for a lot of different reasons. I don't personally see a lot of benefits to starting her on solids before then. Of course if she is showing all the "signs" of being ready, I'm not going to make her wait just for the sake of getting to the 6 month mark. So far she hasn't really shown any interest in food (when we're eating), but apparently, she's interested in drinking...
So of course, I went out and bought her her very first little cup. Not really sure what to put IN the cup (breastmilk? water?), but we'll just see what happens. She probably won't actually swallow much of it anyway. Ahh my little baby is getting so big already!