Restaurant Etiquette 101-Toddler Edition

Every parent has that stressful feeling of taking your baby/toddler to a restaurant, childrens behavior can be unpredictable.  There’s always that one table with the crying child or the child who is extremely active and can’t sit still. Well I don’t have all of the answers but here are a few tips to hopefully minimize the stress.

  1. A quick snack or for babies a quick bottle/feeding- This will help the child to be patient before the meal arrives. Typically with Kai we pack fruit snacks or granola bars.
  2. Dress for the Occasion- Yes Kai is to old for the traditional bib but luckily I found a shirt bib for him at Ikea. A parents biggest fear is their little one ruining a perfectly good outfit.
  3. Pack baby proof utensils- I carry a spoon and fork in Kai’s backpack because he’s not at the age of using silver utensils.
  4. Wet wipes/Sanitizer- We all know how messy little one’s can be, have wet wipes or santitizer near
  5. The distractions- In other words TOYS. It could be a tablet, crayons paper or even cars. Bring some type of distraction to keep little one busy.
  6. Table mat- Keeps germs away and gives little one a clean surface to eat from. Their disposable and easy to clean up. Check out @simplynaturalbabies selection of table mats.
  7. Order easy- We get Kai finger food like chicken tenders that way he can feed himself and we can enjoy our meal in peace as well.

Thanks for reading.Happy Tuesday.

Published by TheRealMomTea

The mommy blogger who proves you don't have to choose between motherhood and career.

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