My mom has a spider plant that has gotten sort of limp and wilty. She just gave me some of its babies and they're wilty too. I googled around and found a lot of people saying you can cut spider plants back to the roots and they will grow back healthier. But can you do that with the baby ones, who barely have roots at all?
I also found people saying they start the babies in water. I just put mine straight into a pot. Does it matter?