One problem with Ecuador is that we don't have a high chair, but we do have a 15 month old baby who is a messy eater. We did primarily baby led weaning with Maeve so she's used to feeding herself. Funnily enough, she eats more when we feed her. Meal time is usually a pretty big mess, but fortunately over the last almost 6 weeks, Conor and I have both chilled out about it. Maeve loves utensils, she loves eating off our plates and she loves avocados. Oddly, she would not touch avocados in the USA, but here she loves them! It's not uncommon for me to be preparing a meal and giving her bites of avocado. It's so funny to watch her scoot towards me with her mouth open. My little bird.