I plan to exclusively breastfeed Avery for one year. However, we wanted to introduce food, not as a replacement, but just for fun :-) As the months go on, I'm sure she'll be eating more and more food. But as of 5 months, she is just "tasting". I wanted to wait until six months but she has been soooo interested in what we eat. The first time we gave her some mashed up bites of avocado, she couldn't eat it fast enough! She opens her mouth, and goes "oooooh" between tastes. Sometimes she's so frantic, she almost starts crying until I give her another little bit. I just bought the Beaba baby food maker, and can't wait to start trying different recipes. We set up her high chair last night, and I scored some plates and bowls in the dollar section at Target this afternoon.
She loves it!