LO was served some prawn fried rice - made following Connie's lovely recipe. It had peas in it and I naturally just served what was in our meal. 8 weeks into our baby led weaning journey I didn't expect LO to eat the peas as they are so small (I use petit pois) but to my surprise he used his fingers and actually managed to pick them up. This is what is called the pincer grip - using fore finger and thumb to pick things up instead of thumb and palm. The pincer grip usually develops around 7-9 months of age. I have been serving him foods of different sizes before this and he has managed to pick most pieces of food up but I don't remember giving him anything quite so small. Rice doesn't really count as he usually just grabs a hand or fingerful. Baby led weaning allows the baby to practice their fine motor movements when they grasp or pinch for food to take to their mouths.