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High Chair Cover & Other Restaurant Tips

Aug 22, 2008
New parents may worry that the arrival of their bundle of joy is going to sentence them to cold pizza and Chinese take-out for the next couple of years but that's simply not the case. Taking a baby to a restaurant isn't a big deal anymore and most restaurants are more than happy to accommodate any special needs you have. However, bringing along a high chair cover and following some other tips can help make the experience a lot more pleasant for you, your baby, and for other patrons.

High chair cover: A Restaurant Must Have

For starters, you're going to want to bring along a high chair cover for the kids. Yes, most restaurants do provide you with the actual high chair you need but most of them are not very comfortable and their sanitation might not always be too stellar either. You're much better off bringing a high chair cover that can provide babies with extra padding and with protection from those hidden germs.

Remember a baby who is uncomfortable is likely to be fussy at the restaurant. A high chair cover with lots of padding make it easier for your child to sit still.

Skip to the Main Meal

Although you will have a handy high chair cover to keep your child more comfortable, your baby is unlikely to be patient forever. Make sure you do bring along some items that will keep him or her occupied, such as toys, books, and finger food. However, you can do your part by not extending the meal any longer than necessary.

Consider how long it usually takes between an appetizer and your main meal or the main meal and dessert. If you cut out some of those extras, you'll be more likely to enjoy your visit to the restaurant and not bore your poor baby to death at the establishment.

Plus, all of those extras just increase the bill. You could just as easily stop for a more affordable and family-friendly ice cream on the way home from the restaurant.

Set Boundaries & Rules

While your baby may still be young, now is a good time to start teaching him or her about good manners in a restaurant. In just a few years, your baby will be escaping a high chair cover and will be able to roam more freely through the restaurant. Some kids have even been known to crawl on top of the tables! You definitely don't want that to be your child.

One rule to establish is that the child must stay seated at all times. That's good for the high chair because putting a baby back in can result in a huge tantrum and a major disturbance.

Don't Forget Your High chair cover

As you leave your successful and happy visit to the restaurant, make sure not to leave your high chair cover behind. You should also tip generously because most babies do leave a mess.
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