I'm not sure what we'll do with this one.
With my first, I did the typical rice cereal at 6 months or so, and she took to it right away, loved all foods, and was a great eater.
Dd2 was a different story. She'd eat a bite here and there, but didn't have any interest in being fed. At around 8 months, I caught her with a bowl of beef stew that she'd pulled off a table, so I figured she was ready. LOL!
With Adam, I was all set to hold off any food for 8-9 months or so -- until he made it clear he was ready. Ha ha ha. At just under 4 months old, he dive-bombed my mouth as I was eating popcorn in a desperate attempt to get some. I kept holding him off because the calendar said it was too early. But then I realized -- he was sitting up, he was starting to get teeth, and he was already 20 lbs (the same weight my girls were when they were starting solids). So I just started him with little tastes here and there to satisfy his curiosity. He never got "baby food" per say, but I also didn't try to feed him a real meal until he was about a year old.
I'll play it by ear with this one. I'll most likely do the baby-led route, but I may delay him if I think it's too early (he's already watching intently while I eat and opening his mouth when he sees a fork or spoon with food on it, but I have no interest in giving him anything for at least 2 months.) I'm in no hurry, though. He can wait a year if he wants.