Baby develops proper motor development skills like hand-eye and hand-mouth coordination as well as taking food from the spoon, moving it to the back of the mouth, chewing, and swallowing.
Baby develops a healthy relationship with food. “It is important for your baby to get used to the process of eating sitting up, taking food from a spoon, resting between bites, and stopping when full. These early experiences will help your child learn good eating habits throughout life.”
Eating from a spoon encourages healthy mealtime habits with the family like sitting at the table, talking and making eye contact during a meal. This ritual helps babies develop their social and language skills.