My kids have a short learning curve when it comes to eating. They learn to open their mouths (wide) after only a few bites. We started Camille on solids about a month ago. Her favorite is sweet potatoes. Hands down. She can eat A LOT of sweet potatoes. She likes peas more than green beans and applesauce more than bananas, but we haven't found anything that she won't eat. She's getting better at keeping her hands out of the way, and as long as you make sure you don't set the food where she can grab it, we usually get away without much of a mess.
My BABY is getting so big!!!