These truly are thoughtfully designed spoons. The angle and thickness of the handle make it easy to hold and spoon feed our little one. The size of the scoop and the soft rubber also make it easy for our little one to eat. We've tried other spoons, but they are too wide, the plastic is too hard, or the scoop is too big. Our child is 7 months, so as he grows we might need bigger spoons, but these are fantastic now for stage 1 and stage 2 foods. They do stain a bit, even when we rinse and wash them directly after, but we don't really mind.