My DD is 11 months old, and she feeds herself using her hands really well. She also takes some food by spoon still like yogurt and oatmeal, very rarely lets me feed her "solid" food.
I just put the food on her highchair tray and she goes to town. She is a very good eater, and lots does end up on the floor but I have 3 dogs happily waiting to get whatever morsels she decides to throw down.
When should I begin introducing bowls, plates, spoon, fork? She does have a good pincer grasp, but usually just grabs food with her whole hand and shoves it in her mouth.
Thanks in advance ladies!