Tyler is really into feeding his self these days! Yes he gets messy but I don't care he is learning! Clothes can be washed and so can the floor. We have a Mocha who loves the mess! HA! So I know this drive some people crazy but we do it! He is so excited about it! I take off all his clothes and in the high chair he goes. I open his favorite yogurt and had him the container and a spoon and off he goes! He is doing so much better and he is so proud of his self! I love seeing his face light up!