At the 4 month well check our pediatrician gave us the green light to start cereal at 5 months. We decided to try it a week early in a desperate attempt to sleep longer (it did not work). We tried rice cereal first and she absolutely hated it. Brian and I both tried it and agreed that it tasted awful. Since then we have tried a variety of formulations, her favorite so far is oatmeal mixed with her apple prune juice. We still have to watch Praise Baby DVD's during her feeding so she will eat it, but at least she does not scream anymore! She has also gotten so much better by opening her mouth for the spoon, etc. In two weeks we will start real solid foods.