When you become a parent, you usually have to say goodbye, at least temporarily, to those late nights out on the town. But that doesn’t mean to say you can’t eat out. It just means you have to use a bit of strategy.
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Choose your restaurant wisely
The restaurant you choose needs to be family-friendly so that noisiness and playful children won’t be a problem. That doesn’t mean you’re stuck with McDonald’s.
Ask other parents where they take their kids. Before you book a table, check the menu for children’s dishes your kids are likely to enjoy.
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Children usually need to eat quickly, so order something as soon as you are seated. You could also ask for bread rolls for them to snack on instead. This will prevent a hunger meltdown.
Bring food with you
Another meltdown-preventer is bringing some of your own food to the restaurant. Vegetable sticks, crackers, and cheese are good standby foods.
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Ask for the check
When your food is served, ask for the check in case you need to leave quickly. Tell the kids they’ll get dessert at home if they behave well.