I have been trying for about 6 weeks now to start Melia on some solids. She HATES rice cereal so I have been trying oatmeal. She will play with it in her mouth before it all comes back out. I play games with to try to get her to open her mouth but she seems to be too smart for those b/c she just looks at me like I am crazy. Plus she wants to hold the spoon. She wants to do everything on her own. So the other day I put the spoon down and she went at the bowl with her hands and face! She was putting her face in the bowl and scooping it up with her hands. DId she eat any? I don't think so! But she sure had fun pretending too! I am going to try mixing some pears with it and see what happens b/c this little girl just won't eat!! I have some video of it I will post later.