When we first got Kalia she wouldn't put anything in her mouth. She could pick things up with her thumb & forefinger, but wouldn't go near her mouth with it. Good for things she picked up off the ground, but not for eating! Even if we tried to help her bring her hand to her mouth, she would fight us.
Well...guess what she's finally mastered?! I think she likes this newfound independence, and not having to wait on me to give her a bite.