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.

Deep Cleaners

If you're still in the world of bottles, you won't truly understand the nightmare of cleaning sippy and straw cups just yet. But for those of us knee deep in mold catching straws and grime clogged sippies, this trio of cleaning tools from OxoTot is a must-have for sanitizing.

Available at oxotot.com, $4.99.

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

–Julie Seguss