My 1 yo is primarily self-fed and has been for a few months now. The exception is yogurt, oatmeal, and applesauce. If given a bowl, she will smear it all over and eat a little...forgetting that it's food. My DH is a SAHD and will not let her just play with those foods. (Party pooper!)
With a few exceptions, she almost never reaches for the spoon from our hand....she isn't all about "me do that."
How and when do you start to get them used to eating with utensils. I'm certain I don't NEED her to eat with utensils today, but I know at some point she will need to civilized and was wondering how and when that process gets going. Or will she just "take over" when she is ready?
I ask because my BFF's 3 yo still eats with her hands a lot and it's a bit unsettling to me.