Once I’ve started eating solid foods, don’t be surprised when I start wanting to feed myself. I’m really interested in knowing how things work, so I might try to grab my spoon or feed myself food. This can be really messy, but it’s good to let me try! You can help guide me by giving me foods that aren’t quite as messy while I practice learning how to hold a spoon or how to pick up food with my fingers. When I’m ready, you can let me try to feed myself “messier” foods so that I get good practice.