First time feeding tips
First thing is to have realistic expectations. Most of the cereal will end up on you, the baby, the dog and the floor. Don't expect it to be a meal, treat it more as an experience. That's what it is! There's little nutritional value in these feedings but they do begin to learn how to work the jaw, tongue and throat muscles with this new way of eating. It will take many feedings before they get the hang of it, unless of course you have a baby who learns faster than average in regards to this skill.
So, be patient and just enjoy letting them try something new.