Tips for Eating Out with Kids

Hubby and I have always loved eating out at restaurants, and we knew that when we started our family, we didn’t want to give up that hobby, simply because little ones would be joining us.

In fact, we wanted our kids – from an early age – to learn how to behave in various social situations, AND we wanted to expose them to as many different kinds of food as possible.

There have been a few things that have definitely helped make it possible for us to continue venturing out to restaurants.

Tip #1 – Choose wisely. There are some restaurants that are kid-friendly and others that simply are not.

Tip #2 – Eat early. We do our best to specifically time our eating-out adventures to where we are one of the first families in and out of the restaurant.

Tip #3 – Carry the necessities. When we go into a restaurant, I always make sure I have a pack of wipes and a few small snacks for the youngest in our group.

Tip #4 – Be specific. Our mealtimes out go smoothly if our crew is in a booth. I don’t know why, it just seems to work well for us.

Tip #5 – Keep it simple. When ordering, we try to make it as easy as possible. Waters all the way around, please. OR Five Chicken Quesadillas, please.