Reasons to Dine Out With Your Baby/Toddler 

 

So to jump into the real content of this blog, I want to start by discussing something simple that makes life fuller and makes travel easier: dinning out in restaurants with your child. Sometimes I have to remind myself that despite the many reasons to simply eat at home everyday, there are equally as many reasons why we should put on some nice clothes and go out for a family dinner every now and then. I find the motivation to brave a dinner out especially lacking in the winter months, when the weather is cold and the daylight is short. It’s easier to make the mess at home, to have the peace of mind that the food will be eaten and that it is a healthy and wholesome balanced meal that I am serving. It is just more relaxed at home, am I right Mamas? No annoyed couple at the table next to you, no hungry toddler who gets cranky while waiting for the food that is taking too long (which is probably too salty and fatty anyway). I could go on with reasons not to.  But this is the exact rut my mind finds itself in on many weekend nights when we are deciding what to do for dinner.  If you find yourself thinking like this, here are some reasons I hope will inspire you to think differently (and stay tuned after for my tips on how to make your dining experience a positive one): Continue reading