I'm so excited to prepare Leon's first solid foods and of course it's home made. Joanie- my sweet mom-in-law gave us the "baby cook" machine and a baby food cook book from Williams and Sonoma. Our pediatrician advised I offer Leon his first rice cereal some time next month when he turns 5 months old. After a week of cereal then I'll give him a taste of the veggies I pureed. I'm really excited for him to try real food although I'm well aware from reading online- that he may not be as eager to eat at first. So far I've made some pureed organic green peas and organic carrots. I especially adore these cute little containers to freeze 'em in that I got from the Pump Station.