Soft-tipped spoons designed specifically for babies are recommended because they are gentle on your child's gums and limit portions to tiny spoonfuls perfect for wee ones. Also, since the utensils are tiny, they fit just right into your baby's mouth. Silicone spoons for babies are most preferable as they are softer.
Babies can start to use a spoon by themselves at around 10 to 12 months old.
Silicone rubber does not react with food or beverages or produce any hazardous fumes. It is malleable, soft and shatterproof and the FDA has approved it as a food-safe substance. So, silicone spoons are safe for babies.