With today’s hectic lifestyles sometimes it makes more sense to eat out then in. But don’t get stressed over the thought of your toddler wrecking havoc at your local neighborhood grill. With a little planning – it can be an enjoyable experience for all. Remember we all had to start somewhere and restaurant etiquette can be learned.
Is it a child-friendly restaurant?
Check ahead to confirm whether the restaurant is child friendly with accompanying menu and highchairs.
Avoid peak hours
Where possible, avoid peak hours by enjoying a late afternoon dinner or by making reservations so the kids don’t have to wait to be seated.
Be prompt when placing your order
To avoid restless troops, place your order promptly.
Ask for crackers or bread
Be sure to ask for crackers or bread for your children to munch on while waiting for their meals.
Keep kids occupied with an activity
Bring along small toys or paper and crayons (some restaurants routinely supply them) in the event the wait is long.