Monday, March 25, 2013

Tiny Diner

After a few months of solids under our belt, I posted my feeding favorites.  Now, I'm going to catch up with my current must haves for dining out.  I touched upon a few items in the first go ahead, but now that A has 3 solid meals and a mid-afternoon snack, it's necessary I keep the diaper bag stocked with these items.  No more skipping meals or waiting until we are home, if we have a hungry baby on our hands we know it!





First things first, between Ashlynn's teething and just being a bit of a germaphobe, I like to protect the area from her wandering mouth and hands.  Covering the highchair and table with a cart cover and rubber placemat are essential!

Then, just like at home, I stick with Bumkin bibs.  They wipe up super easy, are so thin and a snap to pack, and the pouch catches all that misses her mouth.

Ashlynn still bounces back and forth between feeding herself solids and eating purees off spoons.  I usually keep a pouch (Ella's Kitchen or Happy Tot are our favorites) and our Beaba Cutlery case.  I love the Beaba formula and snack container.  I never used it for formula, but I'm sure for the momma's that do, it'd be awesome.  Instead I fill up the different sections with some puffs, blueberries, and stash one or two Yum Yummy Cookies in there too!  I'm sure in a few months, they'll be full of goldfish.

Lastly, I like to make sure I have some toys attached to her shopping cart cover at all times.  Keeping her entertained or having something to teeth on that won't hit the restaurant floor is a must so I have time to feed myself.


What are your must haves for meals out??

8 comments:

  1. This is a great post!! Must check out the placemats and the cutlery! And I need more of those bibs too!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Natasha! The placemats are great, they roll up so they are easy to keep in the diaper bag (or car) and have little suction cups on the underside so they won't slide all over. I know a lot people love the rubber bjorn bibs, but I love how thin and little Bumkins are. Washable too.

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  2. Man things have changed so much since my son was born, & he's only 4!

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  3. My absolute number one must-have when dining out with kids (age 8 and age 3 months):
    a sense of humor!

    Great post...I am going to check out those bibs when we move into solid food territory.
    Thanks!

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    1. SO TRUE!! I always remind my husband when she starts throwing food off her highchair that shes a baby and not a miniature adult!

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  4. Great recommendations! That placemat is a must-have in our books too!!

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  5. I really like all of these recommendations!! I feel like I still don't have eating out figured out with O. He's usually too interested in what's going on and eating is not really on his agenda.

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