alright, DD is 6.5 months and loves when I give her the oppertunity to self-feed. We do bananas, peaches, avacados, cooked squash...things like that, and she eats once every few days. She does great at picking up the food and feeding herself when I first give it to her, but after she slobbers all over it and smoshes it everywhere she gets really upset because she can't grab it anymore! I know she has the capability to self feed, as, like I said, the first 5 mins or so she does awesome and can pick up small and big pieces alike, its just after the food (and her hands) gets slimey it slips out of her hands and all over the tray as she tries to grab it. I really want to let her self feed, but I end up holding it for her (letting her move her face to it and take it in her own mouth, just holding it at her level for her) towards the end so she doesn't cry. She's not done then either, because she'll cry if I take her out of the chair too. What do/did you fellow self-feeders do when the food got mushy? Are there any foods that worked better for you than others?