I would like to report that my son successfully maneuvered pre-loaded spoons of cereal into his mouth, using the handle end, multiple times in a row. When some fell off onto in his tray he did pick it up with his hands and shoveled it into his mouth, so we were just as messy as ever, but it was still great to watch
Still no luck with the cup situation. I think he stopped trying when he got a sip and realized I stopped putting juice in there and it was only water. I would put BM in there but I don't want to risk wasting it until he gets the hang of it. We are especially tight on BM right now.