I've waited to start Kilmeny on solid foods until we were settled in Montreal and at a place where I could actually feed her. It has been a fun adventure preparing the food for her and then feeding her. I chose to go a slightly different route in the introduction of foods starting with fruits and vegetables rather then the usual baby cereal.
I looked up various food charts to see what foods you should introduce when but since Kilmeny was older then most babies are when you start them and since I was wanting to start with fruits and vegetables, the charts were of little help.
I talked to my Mom and other friends who have gone this route and jumped in with both feet. Kilmeny loves it.
She's had banana, applesauce, avocado, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, and green beans. Next up is pumpkin. I know you all wanted to know those details.
I try to somewhat co-ordinate what she eats with what we're eating if it's a new food. For example, the other night we had a Mexican dish with guacamole on the side and Kilmo had avocado. I fill an ice cube tray with the mashed food and take out a cube per night after it's being introduced.
Oh and as much as we are trying to stay away from sugars for her until she's older, she's already had ice-cream. Several times. And coke. And iced coffee. It's all about balance, folks. It's one of the secrets to life.