I did BLW with my 14 month old twins. So they have been guiding food to their own mouths for 8 months now... I am getting tired of cleaning food up off the floor 4x a day. Last night was average and I probably cleaned up 1 - 1.5 cups of food.
At the conclusion of each meal I get on my hands and knees and gather up the food/wet paper towel the floor to clean up the mess. Then clean each baby off (Breakfast and Dinner we do in only a diaper and I try to keep lunch to less messy foods) before I clean off their trays and we go about our day. It's easily 15 minutes to get through that process. While I clean the floor I am also ducking away from grimy fingers which inevitably paint my hair with something. Hah.
In any case - looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. How old do kids stop making such a mess? I honestly feel like I need to mop every day - but I don't have the time or energy for that after they go to bed so we live with a slightly sticky kitchen floor. (gross - oh well.)