First, is your baby interested in what you are eating for dinner? At four and a half months, my daughter was literally grabbing for my plate when she sat with us at the table. Since she was clearly interested, we started her just a bit before she turned five months.
Another good indicator is that your child can sit fairly well, with only a little support. It’s much easier to feed them solids when they are somewhat able to support themselves. You will probably still have to support them with pillows or rolled up towels for a while, especially if you put them straight into the high chair. There are some great feeding chairs for younger children that can work better than a high chair in the early days.
If you think your baby is ready for solids, check out my article on the best starter foods. You can find it in “Mommy to Mommy – The Truth about Taking Care of Baby” at http://www.educatedmother.com.
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