Lolly is 5 1/2 months old. I firmly believe in waiting until six months before introducing solid foods; however, Lolly has been reaching for food and salivating while I eat for a long time. Today, she was reaching for the food on my plate, and since I don't like tomato, I gave her the quartered tomato to play with, certain it would never make it into her mouth.
She grabbed it in her little fist... and positively devoured it. All that remained was the skin.
I guess she's ready!
(I still won't give her much for the next few weeks, but if she reaches for something healthy, I'll probably let her try.)