Thanks, that's interesting. I should say DS is 13 months so I guess I do need to let him have a go more! I know the key with BLW is variety but it's easy to make easy stuff... even rice and couscous are a bit scary. With yoghurt he tends to use his hands whilst waving the spoon around.
I was chicken about soup etc and to be honest DD wouldn't take anything off a spoon anyway so it was hands only. She started nursery at 12 months and was using a spoon within a couple of weeks which made me a bit suspicious of how much they were allowing BLW.
We had to try a few different cutlery designs before we found a shape that suited. She's now 2, happily uses spoon and fork successfully and sometimes has a baby knife to play with.
DS likes his food, has a go at most stuff although there's quite a lot of expansive sweeping entire meal on to floor still! Putting on weight and happy and sleeping well so not bothered despite MiL disapproval of method
Anyway I am a bit chicken about things like yoghurt and soup - I'm trying to offer something like this at least twice a week and give him a spoon to experiment with.
Should I start putting down a spork with every meal so he can start to practise? We mostly have pasta dishes, sarnies, meat and two veg or casseroles with rice or potatoes, sometimes a stirfry, cheese on toast, scrambled eggs with toasted baguette, that sort of thing.