My friend gave me a bunch of cereal that her daughter didn't use, so we went with single grain oatmeal instead of rice cereal. It's not a big deal as long as it's single grain... and I'm sure oatmeal tastes a hell of a lot better than rice cereal anyway. He wasn't so sure of it and still has a bit of his tongue thrust reflex left, but it was good practice. I don't think a drop made it to his belly, but as you can see from the photos, it was a lot of fun!!