40 Genius Baby Food Hacks Every Lazy Mom Needs to Know

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Feeding a baby can feel like a full-time job, especially now that everything a mom does is supposed to be organic, DIY, and Instagram-worthy. But moms can still guarantee their little one is well-fed, without spending all of the time that they're not changing diapers and rocking babies in the kitchen juggling fruits and veggies. Even moms who have zero interest in devoting all the hours of the day to making meals that are #babyfoodgoals can get in on the action.

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If filling the cabinets with custom baby food steamers and spending hours each day pureeing helps a new mom feel confident in her role as her baby's head chef, then by all means, go for it. But that's not how it goes for all of us. Luckily, there are lots of super simple tricks and shortcuts out there to help moms save time while also making sure baby gets all the awesome nutrients she needs to grow up and rule the world one day. 

When it comes to getting babies to appreciate healthy foods, getting an early start is key. We all know Oreos are delicious. Peas, on the other hand, are an acquired taste, which is why offering them to babies with other healthy fruits and veggies is so important -- the more familiar nutritious foods are to babies, the more likely it is that they'll actually want to eat them (instead of just tossing them on the floor!).

Whether the high chair is throne to a picky eater or a fearless foodie, we've rounded up 40 brilliant baby food hacks that are sure to make life a little bit easier for every mom and her brood (even if the family's usual idea of "cooking" is reaching for take-out menus).

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