Not every child is on the same path developmentally. Not every child is READY for a sippy cup when the charts say so. Not every kid likes a steady diet of stage one baby food until a year old. Not every one year old can feed itself with a spoon or should.
I know they have to serve the general needs of a lot of people but if the stuff you give me isn't what my child needs than it's a waste of resources.
For those of you saying well why don't you buy what your kid needs instead? We do, up to a point. We might no longer be destitute but we do need a little help still.
I wouldn't be TAKING a hand out if I didn't NEED a hand out.