Please do not give me the "no solids until 6 months" speech! =) With that out of the way, for those of you who have started at or around 4 months what is your opinion? please read on before answering =) My son started baby cereal at 3 months with his dr's approval (honestly I would have given it to him anyway though), rice first then oatmeal, he did so well with it (even after making it thicker) that I actually started him on solids shortly before he turned 4 months. Since day one on solids he has nursed first then he will eat the whole jar with no problem, in about 10 minutes or so, and has never had a problem with any of them, except the meat (I think he just doesnt like the smell, he gags before it's even in his mouth =/ but I don't blame him it smells like cat food!) He gets baby food twice a day, so that's two whole jars a day. He will be 5 months in a couple days and now after just over a month on stage one foods, he will want to nurse after as well, he is not over weight or anything and he can sit up on his own for decent amount of time (he is a little advanced in physical development). I don't plan to feed him the whole jar of stage 2 foods at this point as I know its still more important for him to have breast milk as the main source of nutrition but seeing as how he has seemed to have mastered stage one foods already do you think it would be ok to give stage 2 a try? I'll probably start him out with sweet potatoes, its his favorite, just to get him used to a slightly thicker texture but with a familiar taste.