I admit I have a huge issue over this. I only let freya do it for the first time the other day and the results were horrendous. I just couldnt cope with the mess so ended up taking to spoon off her. She went mental She was trying to use the spoon fine with her right hand, but she kept picking up food with her left hand and rubbing it all over her face and hair and throwing it everywhere! The high chair is in the living room with a mat underneath, and my high chair is a nightmare to clean I know practice makes perfect, but am I holding her back? Can everyone elses 1 year old feed themselves?