I recommend all mommies of little ones to read about this and seriously consider the BLW approach. Baby-led weaning allows and encourages baby to self-feed solid finger foods instead of receiving purées via spoon. Here's how and why to practice it.
An idea for Tom to build for me for any students with fine motor difficulties and a fun activity for our grandkids. Homemade busy board for fine motor skill development - this is heaven for a curious kid!