Quoting andthesenights:" I think waiting until he was ready is what makes Ren such a good eater. He eats everything and he loves ... [snip!] ... and he loves his fruits and veggies more then anything else. I wish more people understood babies don't need food at 4 months! "
same with Finn! and I just don't get why people want to start so early. It's just so much work! I've very rarely ever fed Finn. When he could eat, he fed himself, usually with a spoon or fork. Even now, if he gets stuff on his face, he often asks for something to wipe it with (and I'm not a crazy clean freak or anything, so he didn't get that from me. lol).
and he doesn't throw his food over the side either. When he's done, he says "all done" and asks to get down. Not that things don't end up on the floor occasionally, but it's nothing major and usually either an accident or because he's done and I wasn't paying attention.
but man, I'd go crazy preparing baby food (even just getting stuff out of a jar and warming it up) and having to sit there and spoon feed a baby. no thanks.