Re: Sorry, I know this has been covered....
My DD didnt start eating solids until a year. At that time she was "ready" and she started eating them very regularly. *and she went straight to table food, we dont have any allergies in the family so we werent REALLY strict on making sure we only fed one thing for a week or whatever*
She was always healthy and her iron levels were ALWAYS JUST FINE!
IMHO until a year any solid food is just "practice" (IF you are nursing)
I plan on doing the same with the new baby as I did with my DD. Of course if he WANTS it I wont deny him...but, if he doesnt WANT it...then I am not going to force him.