The past couple of days I have been giving my LO small pieces of cut up chicken, instead of the pureed chicken. He loves to eat and I am trying to move away from the purees and onto more solid foods as his pincer grasp is great. After a while, he seems to get frustrated and will take a handful of food, which will not all reach his mouth (Thank God!) and appears to want me to feed him w/ a spoon. I love watching him feed himself, but I feel that he was getting more when I fed him w/ a spoon. I always BF first. My LO is almost 9 mos w/ 2 bottom teeth only. Then, I think maybe I am moving too quickly and should continue to offer him his purees more. I always give him his cereal and pureed fruit in the am and he loves this. I offer him tiny pieces of bananas, but this does not seem to satisfy him at all. Am I moving in the right direction and doing this right? I am going to get Gill Rapley's book.