I have a theory that babies who have always fed themselves using the baby-led solids method will actually have an easier time eventually using utensils by themselves. After all, they have had so much practice maneuvering food to their own mouths already! Buttercup is now learning to use spoons and forks after 6 months of using her hands to feed herself. It's a good thing I never lost any sleep thinking she might still be eating with her fingers when she's 16.
Buttercup watches Hubby and I eat with forks and spoons, and quite successfully gets food to her own mouth. It was just a matter of time before she connected the two.
At any rate, here is a video that demonstrates Buttercup learning to use a fork all by herself: