Babies loves to explore the world around them and 99% of the time whatever it is they are exploring ends up in their mouth. Hand-eye coordination is a vital skill for them to learn and to help them develop.
When weaning Parker we didn't do much puree feeding at all. At 6 months months we went straight on baby led weaning and as a result of this Parkers hand-eye coordination is really good. He learnt the pincher grasp at around 7/8 months and prefers finger foods over puree. He now also really enjoys putting pen to paper at 11 months old.
*We were sent the above items from Ella's Kitchen but all views and opinions are our own*