I am trying to practice my boy to use utensils when he eats. I start out by giving him plastic spoons and forks and using paper plates (just in case he throws it in the floor it won't break). I think using the paper plates paid off. Now I can use real plates and he doesn't try to flip it over when I put food in it. The only problem now is he still tries to dump empty plates or sippy cup, even bottles and toys to the trash can when he is done using them. Will have to work on that next time. Have to stick to this first because he is not really good with spoon and fork yet. All else will have to come later.