Babies, Water, and Solid foods
When we started Avery on solid foods she was only 5 months old. We'd planned on waiting until 6 months, but she was really ready. I didn't give her any water right away because she was still so young. I would just nurse her right before feeding her.
My pediatrician said that once a baby is 6 months old they should get a few sips of water with their solids. It helps digestion and can prevent constipation. It's also good to start training them on cup so they can develop those muscles in their mouth. It doesn't need to be a lot. Just a few sips is enough, don't force it.
My kids would look at my plate with hunger in their eyes. I felt so bad eating in front of them sometimes.