It’s not all the time you’ll have access to a stove and cooking utensils when you travel abroad. So in the event that you absolutely have to eat out with your kid, then you have to watch out what they eat. Here are a few tips to help you when you eat out:
Practice Table Manners
I believe that even at 2 years old, a child should already learn some basic table manners so that he or she won’t be unruly when going out. It’s always good to practice at home so that he or she will be ready when he or she eats outside.
Teach Your Toddler How to Eat By Him or Herself
When you’re eating in a restaurant, you’re going to have your hands full if you have to eat your food and feed your child at the same time. If your kid is already 3 years old, then I suggest that you teach him how to eat by himself or herself. I was able to teach my 3-year-old how to eat with a spoon and fork just recently, and now he won’t even let me touch them! Well, this allows me to free my hands, so I can enjoy my food.
Mind the Food
Toddlers are a bit easier to handle when it comes to food because they’re not that particular with what they eat. With babies, you have to be pretty specific. So when you eat out, you just have to make sure that you pre-cook your child’s food and heat it up once you get to the restaurant. If the restaurant serves food similar to what your child already eats, you can order it. I make sure that the restaurant I go to is child-friendly and has a kid’s menu.
These are 3 tips that I’d like to share with moms who want to bring their kids out to eat while still fully enjoying the meal themselves.