You toddler's journey to self-feeding will inevitably begin with their fingers - using their fingers to grab and pinch foods are some of the first feeding milestones they will reach. But at some point you may want to give them foods that are a little easier to eat with something other than their hands (or, at least, give them the option of using something other than their hands).
Crossing the midline refers to the act of moving your arm or leg across the middle of your body to perform a task. It's a skill that is practiced and developed - like every other skill! - and it's critical for proper full development. Learn about what crossing the midline is, why it's important, and easy and fun ways you can encourage it.