Well, if you count rice cereal as solid food then Abel is eating solid food. He loves it! The kid was kind of obsessed with watching us eat, trying to grab the silverware, it just seemed like it was time.
In true Rae fashion we have avoided buying anything "extra" with which to feed him. Abel's dinner dish is an old shaving cup and his spoon is a small sugar spoon. I'm sure he'll graduate to his own spoon and bowl at some point, but why rush things?
One piece of equipment we do have for Abel's new eating ventures are bibs. Those come in handy.