When Opal turned four months old, we started giving her licks of food to prepare her for trying solids at six months. Her first food was a stalk of broccoli which she really enjoyed sucking on. Her first puree was sweet potato and she went crazy for it! She also tried carrots, avocado, peach, pear, plum, and watermelon. She seems like she'll be thrilled to start eating for real, and thankful that we aren't starting her with bland rice cereal but going straight for the good stuff instead!