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.

Great for Grapes

Babies and toddlers shouldn't have whole grapes - they're a choking hazard. This means that you're going to spend the next few years of your life carefully cutting grapes in half or quarters. Or, you could grab this brilliant Grape Cutter tool and save a few minutes for playing with your cutie.

Available at oxotot.com, $9.99.

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

–Julie Seguss