Ruth will hold your hand and guide the spoon to her mouth. She will put anything on the floor regardless of size in her mouth. She will chew on stationary objects. She will chew when you chew and want food when you want food. But she will not, will not put a Cheerio in her mouth. It can be handed to her or put on the ground and she will look at it and play with it and try hard to drop it from her moist palm but IT WILL NOT go in her mouth.