The good = It's a milestone for him and he's growing up.
The bad = He's growing up!
At our four month doctors appt our pediatrician mentioned Connor would be fine to start solids whenever we thought he might be ready. The recommended age is between 4-6 months, so we figured five months would be a good compromise. Plus, he just seemed ready. He was waking up more frequently throughout the night and seemed to be wanting "more". All signs a baby is ready for solids.
We don't even have a high chair yet, so we improvised by sitting him on Daddy's lap on the sofa. Smart, right? I thought it was a disaster waiting to happen (sofa, food and baby isn't the best combo) but we managed...sort of. This was the final product:
We fed him Gerber rice cereal mixed with breast milk. Doesn't this look yummy?
Once we got the technique down, things ran a little more smoothly
Thank god for bibs with pockets to catch the food. Great invention.