I gave Lacey yogurt from 3 months and tried baby rice but she hated it so went straight onto solids at 6 months. She had mostly solid food but OH's grandma would bring up pureade roast dinners and cottage pie a couple times a week so did still have purée sometimes. The reason I did solids and not purée is because personnally mashed up food tastes gross! Let Ethan decide what he wants to eat. It takes time but he'll really enjoy feeding himself! Like Helen, I can't wait to get charley onto solids!