Hi I just wanted to say that I have Charlie who is nearly 4 now and he refuses to eat from a bowl, he will pick the bowl up and dump the contents on the floor and then eat it or will go for days without eating until someone hand feeds him something but he will absoloutly WILL NOT eat from a bowl (or a plate) - we tried the whole leave it down for 15-20 mins thing and he will just go for days without eating - it doesnt seem to bother him in the slightest - he will just sit looking at it. He now gets fed on the floor (really hygienic!) as that is the only way we can make sure he will eat it and he gobbles it up - he is very happy with the situation as i am sure he is as he has manipulated us into it!