If you are a foodie just like me, then you definitely crave for exquisite restaurant quality dishes, but what about the kids???
A 4 year old and a one year old, are the least favorite people for the restaurant owners.
They want their customers to enjoy their food in tranquility without hearing a baby’s cry or spoons banging on the table.
But what about the millions of people who have little kids and can also afford a fine dine restaurant yet they find it hard to simply enjoy the ambiance and have some great food with their families, because they simply can’t handle kids there.
Parents stop fretting and plan your stop at a fancy restaurant.
Just follow these 10 simple tips and your kids will behave like royals.
1. Never go when the kids are not fresh, a sleep deprived child can wreck your day.
2. Try to go either for breakfast or lunch; late nights make children tired and sleepy.
3. Give some snack to your child before leaving so that they just don’t jump into food as soon as it’s served.
4. Always prepare your children and explain to them what kind of a restaurant they are going to. (Explain the difference between Mc Donalds and a fine dine restaurant, and also tell them that their behaviors will be rated, at times its O.K to bribe them for some reward.)
5. For your toddler never take a rattle or a ringing toy always take a soft toy or something made of rubber that won’t make a sound when dropped on the floor.
6. Iphone is made for this day, if you older one is getting bored turn on a game on the iphone in low tone and let him enjoy.
7. For the toddler give him some biscuits and keep him entertained by playing peekaboo very softly or any other game that works for you in an unnoticeable way but without being noticed.
8. Never ever give your children spoons to play with. You as a parent will be eyed with criticism.
9. If your toddler is becoming agitated just pick him up from the highchair and hold him for a while or just stand and walk him around your own table.
10. Keep calm and the day is yours.
Remember, it takes time for children to adjust to something new but when you keep calm and stay positive, things do work out according to plan.
Happy dining parents and kids!