Does your lo see you and other children eating? My 5 mo tries to grab things I'm eating and stuff them in her mouth. When I eat with utensils I sit near her and make it clear what I'm doing and act enthusiastic. Granted, she's at an age where she wants everything in her mouth, but I've offered solids a couple times and she ate them, so maybe it helps? It also works for parrots and other primates that learn by watching.