While I would hardly call the consistency of the baby cereal we gave Colin 'solid' he has technically started solid food! At our doctors appointment on Wednesday we got the go ahead to try baby cereal. I have to say I think he would have been ready a month ago..there was virtually no tongue thrust reflex that infants are supposed to have. He practically slurped the cereal off the spoon. We didn't get any cute cereal all over the face pictures because he kept inadvertently wiping his face while trying to chew on his bib! This picture was one of the last few spoonfuls, see no mess... So far, no improvements in sleeping but I didn't really expect it to be a magic bullet.. Besides it is so thin at this stage there isn't much 'extra' food there.