We've been giving solids a try for the last week. It's going great. Finn started off only having a couple of spoonfuls and is now chowing down two ice cube tray portions. So far we have tried apple, butternut and carrot. He loves all, but the butternut rocked his world! I have side stepped the baby rice after reading 'French Children Don't Throw Food'. After all, I think the stuff tastes like wallpaper paste, so I'm sure Finn would think so too!