What if my 4-5 month old seems interested in solids?

Image via @cinkshop

Image via @cinkshop

4-5 month old babies are sometimes very eager to participate in meal time (as I write this I have a VERY eager 5 month old!) but it doesn’t necessarily mean they are ready for solids (see my post on 'when is my baby ready for solids' for more information).
This is just a normal developmental urge to do what everyone else is doing, to grab everything and put everything in their mouth!
This is a good time to let baby participate in family meal time utilising these ideas:
1. Let baby sit with the family at meal time (on laps, in high chair)
2. Give baby a cup of expressed breastmilk to play with and explore (remember to sterilise the cup).
3. Offer baby cups, bowls, spoons, plates (not ceramic of course!) to play with during meal time
4. Offer baby a momsicle - you can view recipe here