Whether you’re still in the rice cereal stage, experimenting with purees or have moved on to finger foods, prepping food for your baby can be time consuming. But if you arm yourself with a few of these life hacking kitchen tools, you’ll have half a chance of getting those meals ready before your hungry little has a total meltdown. And you might even be inspired to cook up some new healthy bites.

Steam Dream

Steaming food for your baby is a super easy, quick and healthy way to prepare food - veggies, fish, fruit and more. This silicone steamer basket fits inside a pot on the stove with an inch or so of water in the bottom. Easy peasy meal making.

Available at amazon.com, $13.89.

What kitchen gadget do you use when prepping food or drink for your baby? Tell us in a Comment.

–Julie Seguss