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Tips for fussy eaters, eating out

Wednesday, 6 July 2016  | 

 

 

Eating out with a toddler .....

As a family we don't eat out at restaurants very often, we either just don't have the time or the money. So when we do it is a bit of a treat. Here are some tips on how to have a successful meal out with your toddler in tow

1) Entertainment - keeping them occupied at the table is important as you want to try and minimise the chance of a meltdown. Some ideas to keep them entertained books, toys, Ipad, sticker books, colouring book. Another idea is to go to a pub or restaurant that has a children's play area.

2) Shirt bib - If we have ever gone to a restaurant and I don't have one of these in his changing bag I start to panic. As eating out is a rare treat at the moment, I still like to dress Joey in lovely clothes but he is one big mucky pup! He eats a lot of food with his hands and most of the time ends up in his lap. So having something to protect his entire front AND collects any falling food is a big help.

3) Favourite snack - Joey's favourite snack has to be rice cakes, we always stock up on them and they're very handy as a sort of bribe food when out shopping. When we recently went out for a carvery, i had a pack of rice cakes with me in case he didn't eat anything that we ordered.

4) Favourite meal - if its possible, order their favourite meal. When we went to Pesto for my birthday in May we ordered Spaghetti Bolognese off the kids menu for Joey and he really got stuck in. I must admit, because we don't eat out often i do get a bit embarrassed if Joey starts kicking off. But being prepared is key, keeping a toddler occupied will ensure you can enjoy your family meal. Do you like eating out with your toddler or find it stressful? Let me know your tips.

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