Hi all, After being very lazy and taking the easy quick option of feeding LO from a spoon myself up until now, I would really like to encourage her to start feeding herself more. She's brilliant with finger food which usually covers lunch and most puddings and snacks. She's 16 months. She has always had a spoon to hold/play with while i've fed her. The last 2 nights (fish pie & chicken curry) have been a bit of a disaster! I've loaded several spoons with food then left them in the bowl for her to pick up and feed herself with. I've tried this with her ready brek in the mornings and it seems to work with that. However, in the evenings she just flings food everywhere, throws her spoon on the floor and has ended up literally shoving food into her mouth by the fistful! I've tried very hard not to laugh but it's not really something I want to encourage. So my question is, is it too soon for her to get to grips with cutlery? I don't know if I'm forcing the issue as it would suit me of she could feed herself, then I could feed myself some food for a change! Maybe it's because she's tired in the evenings so hasn't got the patience to try? Any ideas gratefully received!