Another great way to introduce your baby-led solids baby to the concept of utensils is by using dips. Dips can be any number of healthy items: peanut butter, yogurt for fruit, a milk/cheese sauce, hummus, homemade salad dressing...you can even plop some soup on your baby's highchair tray and provide strips of bread for dipping. The word on the street is that dipping is a precursor to using a spoon. It makes sense to me!
For this meal, we were having homemade falafel (chickpea patties) with a greek yogurt/lemon juice sauce. We put a spoonful on Buttercup's tray, and demonstrated dipping the falafel in the sauce. She immediately copied us, loving every minute of it!