I would say probably not long now, based on my sample of one! LO is 6m 1w and is generally now very good a variety of stuff on his tray. However if he's not interested he will still just throw it all around (like breakfast this morning!). He's been in his high chair while we eat for pretty much every meal for a couple of months now which I think has really helped. We initially started on spoons of puree but he wasn't at very interested. The real clincher was when we were at a cafe, heated up some puree for him and he just raspberried it everywhere, then kept grabbing at our plates (he loves greens, especially cucumber and broccoli - which doubles as a fun thing to pull apart). So we switched to BLW and he hasn't looked back. The only things he has off a spoon now are fromage frais, and he mostly does that himself (making a huge mess into the bargain ). I suppose all I would say in my very limited experience is to try to share the experience with her as much as possible; always have her in the high chair next to (between?) you at meal times and try eating 'really obviously' in front of her to encourage her to copy you. On a related note, breakfast was the hardest meal to think of something grabbable for, but we've got a little list now - in no particular order: toast, scotch pancake, croissant, waffle, fruit, shredded wheat bitesize (soften with milk/formula): plus putting a little strawberry jam on anything seems to help too! And any more ideas gratefully received.