We don't eat out much, mainly for financial and dietary reasons, but surprisingly Ayden has done great the few times we have done it. A couple of tips that I have found helpful when dining out with a toddler have been:
1) To keep the child out of the high chair until it is time to eat. David and I usually just pass him back and forth to one another while we wait to order and for the food to come. We bring a few toys or books but he typically finds more interesting things to play with on the table.
2) When everyone is done eating, take the child for a walk. Typically, family friendly restaurants a have pretty interesting decor. Tonight we were at a steak house and there were plenty of animal heads and fish on the walls to point out as well as pictures to look at and saddles to sit on.
|This placemat also comes in super handy!|
Suction cups right to the table.
I'd love to hear some more tips to add to our collection since we aren't very experienced with dining out with kids. Please share!