Quoting mikentes:" Our sons are about the same age!! :) (just had to add that in there) lol I started my son on baby food ... [snip!] ... sure he's still getting nutrition elsewhere if he's not drinking it. So you're doing fine :) just follow your kids hints! "
Wow. If he gets hungry enough he will take the formula. He isn't going to let himself starve. He NEEDS formula and nothing else at 6 months!!
Quoting mikentes:" Well considering their and my child is perfectly healthy in every way shape and form the dr couldn't ... [snip!] ... they? Come children just develop differently. I follow what my child wants and hints at, not what doctors or books tell me. "
Define healthy in EVERY way shape and form. Some malnutrition deficiencies don't show up untill adolescence or adulthood.
Although I get that there are babies who need some form of solids before 6 months due to reflux, a normal healthy babies does not nutritionally NEED solids before that age.
As to hinting what your child wants, DS "hints" he wants blueberries and avocado all day every day, and at that age stuck just about anything in his mouth cause thats how they explore.
The checklist IS outdated when you factor in normal sensory development (putting stuff in their mouths) and motor development (most babies can't even sit up unassisted by 4 months for extended periods of time, being propped up doesn't count) and social development (taking an interest to what you are doing, i.e. eating stuff...). Those aren't signs that they are ready.
<blockquote><b>Quoting raptor mommy saves:</b>" Define healthy in EVERY way shape and form. Some malnutrition deficiencies don't show up untill adolescence ... [snip!] ... social development (taking an interest to what you are doing, i.e. eating stuff...). Those aren't signs that they are ready."</blockquote>
But my 16 month old shows an interest in driving the car. I guess she is ready.