My husband and I love to eat out. We used to move around a lot as a military family, so we would always make a point to try as many new places to eat as possible when we arrived at a new duty station. It’s part of our family’s life. Moving to Colorado Springs was no different, except my husband was out of the military. We still love to explore which is why I always asked around at prenatal yoga for places to eat.
We knew we wanted to get our son comfortable with eating outside the home, and I thought I’d suggest a few things we’ve tried in case you’re wondering how to dine out with a baby, especially a BLW baby.
Eating out with a baby is never going to be the same relaxed experience you remember when it was just the two of you, but it can be fun for you and your baby with a bit of extra planning. When my husband turned 40 he wanted to go out for a nice steak. We went to a fine dining steakhouse in downtown Colorado Springs on a Wednesday at 4:30 in the afternoon. We were the only patrons in the place for most of the meal, but we have several staff members come over and comment on how cute our baby was eating his mashed potatoes in his highchair and drinking out of his little shot glass. What are some tips you can suggest for eating out with a baby-led weaning baby?
by Michelle Rodriguez, M.Ed., who offers Baby Led Weaning workshops at Enso. Check out her post Why We Are A Baby-Led Weaning Family and register for an upcoming workshop.
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