Re: Whats the best age
6mths old is the reccomended age to introduce solids. This includes the first foods (baby cereals: rice, barley, oatmeal) and the pureed veggies/fruits too.
Once they master the puree.. try making it chunkier...then give finger foods around 7mths old. Small pieces of cheese, cherrios, soft fruit, veggies, etc.
Laura - Beaverton, OR
Wife to Dave, proud SAHM to our daughters Reagan, born April 3, 2007 and Karly, born 1/24/09