Elle - posted on 10/29/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
What is the best way to decide when to start solids? Depending on the source 'experts' say anywhere between 4 and 12 months. I always thought I would start when my daughter showed an interest but she is showing an interst really early. She can sit proped up, has head/neck control, insists on being at the dinner table (she's perfectly happy playing/in her swing, etc when I'm cooking but as soon as I sit down to eat, she wants to be with me), watches me eat and even reaches for my silverwear. But she's only 2 months!! She has been reaching her physical milestones early - she already rolls over- and she is huge- 14 lbs. I don't want to give her anything before her digestive system is ready but she is acting like she wants to eat too...
(Whenever I start solids it will be for the learning experience not so much for nutrition, she'll keep getting my milk for her dietary needs).