We started Walter on "solid" food this week. The first couple of tries we made the mistake of following the directions on the package - 1 part rice cereal, 4 parts milk. Seriously? The consistency was only slightly thicker than the milk itself and he stood no chance of actually keeping it in his mouth. It dribbled right down his chin. Tonight we tried a thicker mixture and he gobbled it up like a pro. It was like he had been eating from a spoon his whole life.