Today was a special day for my little man. He started eating solid food! For my family, our babies begin eating solids, when they can feed themselves. Before that point they are breastfed exclusively, with the exception of the occasional taste of something from my finger.
I truly believe that "baby food" is completely unnecessary. I know that some parents think it is fun to feed their babies baby food. I respect that. The baby food market is really good at making people think it is necessary, but it is my belief is that the ideal baby food is breastmilk. It is all a baby needs until a baby has reached the developmental milestone of sitting up and feeding themselves.
Here is Orion at 9 months eating banana for the first time and loving it!