These days, Brendan cannot be separated from his spoon. Every time we try to feed him his rice cereal or baby food, he screams because he just wants to hold the spoon and chew on it. I've tried letting hold another spoon while feeding him, but he's not easily tricked; he must have both spoons then. Plus, he's too busy chewing on the spoon for me to be able to get any food in his mouth.
But the good thing is, his spoon calms him down almost immediately. We now take one wherever we go!