Clara tried her first solid food the day before she turned six months old. She's been interested in food for a while, but I definitely wanted to hold off until she hit the six month mark. I knew she was getting all the nutrients she needed from breastmilk, and I wasn't really eager to give up the ease of exclusively breastfeeding (and the not-so-smelly diapers that go with it). Plus, I was in a bit of denial about her growing up too fast. Nevertheless, it was time. Clara's first food was mashed avocado. I thinned it out a bit for her, and she gobbled it right up.