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.

Dry in Style

Bottles, sippies, nipples, straws, pacifiers, snack cups, teethers - the list of new tiny items that you need to hand-wash and dry has just dramatically increased. Do yourself a favor and buy a drying rack made to handle these funny shaped little items. The Boon Grass, Stem & Twig Drying Set includes three pieces to help it all air dry easily.

Available at target.com, $24.99.

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

–Julie Seguss