Well, we're doing rice cereal now, so prepare for the messes.
We tried to get all the mess contained in a bib, but he thought the bib was better tasting than the rice cereal. I'm pretty sure they are both pretty tasteless. We tried to do pureed bananas in addition, but he was not interested in them and spit them out immediately. Almost like the flavor was too powerful for him. In his defense, baby food is pretty sweet/sour tasting to me. Anyway, this session ended with lots of cleanup!