So, R is almost six and a half months old and at his 6 month appointment last week his doctor said that he's showing signs of food readiness - weight gain plateau, watching us eat and mimicking putting things in his mouth as we are, no tongue thrust reflex, etc. He's not sitting unassisted, yet (but very close!) and he's not using a pincer grip, either - but I have tried just a few little things with him and he seems to really enjoy it. I've given him some warm egg yolk from my morning eggs and a banana to play with/gnaw on.
I'm using this website as a guide. I really like the idea of baby lead weaning (and this is weaning in the UK sense of the word, not stopping breastfeeding) and letting R choose what he wants to eat and how he wants to eat. We are a no-grain household, so we certainly won't be doing pasta or toast as mentioned on that website, though.
We got R a high chair at Ikea yesterday and he really likes it!
Edited by LunaLady - 3/28/12 at 7:53pm