Hi, I was just wanting some advice on this subject, Currently I am still feeding my son with a spoon myself and letting him feed himself with his fingers food that can be eaten that way. My mom said I need to start letting him feed himself with a spoon, that he should be attempting it right now. I give him the spoon and he does like to hold it but he doesn't get how to manipulate the food onto the spoon at all, and he ends up not eating hardly anything and making a mess. He is 17months old (he just turned 17months on Fri.) What should I do? Are there any good ways to do this, did I wait too long to start?