I'm curious to know - do fellow mummies allow their toddlers to eat with their hands during meal times? I have a 15 month old girl and she just LOVES to eat. She can feed herself with her plastic spoon pretty well (most times though she'll end up using either my spoon or any adult's utensils). Sometimes when she gets over excited or hungry, she'll eat directly with her hands. Am okay with the mess she creates as long as she's eating happily, and we usually make her wash her hands before and after meals. Some mothers though tell me it'll cultivate bad eating habits, and what not. What's your take?