We've started playing with flavours other than breast milk. We've had two taste sensations so far - avocado last week and banana this morning. It's rather amusing. The first taste is met with a blank stare. The next offering, however, is met with open mouth and head thrown forward. Much "um yum yum"ing ensues. But it's a secret. Don't tell the clinic Nazis. Nothing other than breast milk (or formula if you must) should pass your child's lips before 6 months. There are no differences in babies' readiness for new foods.
I'm not attempting nutrition or anything. I might venture as far as having a little something for her to play with at our dinner time each night to keep her amused while we eat.
Other newly acquired ways of amusing Elissa include blowing raspberries on her feet. This also amuses Mum, because there is apparently a large neural distance between feet and conscious brain. So we have raspberry, long pause, huge belly laugh. Repeat.