+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 35
  1. #11
    TheGooch's Avatar
    TheGooch is offline Winner 2014 - Newbie of the Year
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    5,055
    Thanks
    8,844
    Thanked
    4,574
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    we take DS (2y) out at night quite regularly. Usually to dinner. Sometimes to friends or family.
    For the most part he is great but we make sure we're out to eat by around 6-630 otherwise we've lost our window. And we don't tend to stay out late past his bedtime.
    for a grand final? if we thought he could make it through and it was something we loved, maybe, since it's a once off.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,109
    Thanks
    1,295
    Thanked
    1,202
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Taking young kids out at night

    We don't usually take them out past bedtime. So we might go out for early dinner but be home by 7.30-8pm in time for bath and bedtime.

    When it was just DS1 and he was under 1 and not sleeping through the night, his routine wasn't as important to us so we would take him out everywhere at any time. I even remember celebrating New Year's Eve with him at a restaurant in the middle of a ski village watching the fireworks when he was about 15 months old.

    ETA - my boys are 5 and 3

    Also wanted to add, earlier this year I would have said no way would we take them out anywhere to a restaurant, but in recent months we've been going out weekly to a restaurant for dinner and the boys have gotten so used to it now, they behave beautifully. So yeah we go out but we just make it early so they still get to bed on time.
    Last edited by witherwings; 02-10-2016 at 19:56.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,397
    Thanks
    832
    Thanked
    1,108
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Very rarely. DD (6) is a very early riser and won't sleep in after a late night. It takes ages for her to get over a late night as she never catches up on the missed sleep. DS (3) would cope better in terms of recovery but would be a nightmare unless he could run around. As he gets tired he gets more energetic and just can't sit still.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to sajimum For This Useful Post:

    Little Miss Sunshine  (02-10-2016)

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1,452
    Thanks
    819
    Thanked
    1,891
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We do quite often, with our 3 under 6. To a restaurant,I usually feed them at home first so they're not starving by the time the meals arrive, but they will still eat a small amount there. I bring plenty for them to do. We also often do family & friends houses regularly. Family they usually stay up and play with their cousins, & friends we usually put all the kids to bed so we can enjoy adult conversation It works for us & is usually fine. Sometimes it's a disaster, but I just find you have to put those ones behind you & try again

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to cheeeeesecake For This Useful Post:

    VicPark  (02-10-2016)

  7. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    4,464
    Thanks
    8,861
    Thanked
    4,245
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Taking young kids out at night

    I couldn't even keep my almost 4yo up till 7pm tonight as she lost her shiz even though we are having a party

    Much like her mother who gets tired and cranky past my bedtime lol

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Little Miss Sunshine For This Useful Post:

    VicPark  (02-10-2016)

  9. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2,661
    Thanks
    3,048
    Thanked
    2,481
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny Dancer View Post
    Nope. We very rarely go out. DS is nearly 2, and he really struggles with sitting still. It doesn't matter how many toys we pack for him, he really struggles to stay in the one spot. And the more tired he gets, the more active he gets. He's even like this at day care - when all the other kids are sitting, he's moving. Also, we've worked so hard on his sleep (getting him to sleep, getting him to stay asleep), and he's improved so much that it makes me reluctant to disrupt his routine too much.
    This is us! My DD is only 15 months though and she has the attention span of a goldfish and does not sit still. Ever. If she's awake she is going. And we've had similar sleep issues so it's important to be home in time but she also gets so tired still and I hate seeing her yawning and sleepy and obviously wanting to go to bed!
    We will occasionally go to the pub that's 5 minutes from our house for an early dinner (as in 5:30pm early and home by 6:30 lol) but even with food, toys etc by the time our dinner comes out she's often had enough of being stuck in the high chair and it doesn't make for a very enjoyable eating experience as one of us wolfs food down to get her out if we go to someone's house it's stressful as none of our friends have kids so their houses (even my parents) are not toddler friendly at all and I'm constantly worried she will break something/crack her head/eat the kitty litter or something. It's a bit easier that she's not trapped in a high chair but we still make it home for bedtime at 7:30. Am hoping when she gets a touch older it might get a bit easier.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to gingermillie For This Useful Post:

    Tiny Dancer  (02-10-2016)

  11. #17
    FearlessLeader's Avatar
    FearlessLeader is offline Winner 2013 - Most Memorable Thread
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    10,727
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked
    9,122
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    When DS was little we never ever did- he's a nightmare if he doesn't go to bed at a reasonable hour. Kids are just like anyone else, some people are night owls, some morning larks. It annoys me a little when people say 'oh he will get used to it' nope, he won't. He just doesn't cope. DD on the other hand is fine with a late night- it doesn't make any difference to her. When sometimes go out later now that DS is older (almost 7) but we would still always aim to have him in bed by 8.30-9 at the very latest.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to FearlessLeader For This Useful Post:

    Little Miss Sunshine  (02-10-2016)

  13. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    1,611
    Thanks
    418
    Thanked
    831
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We go our fairly regularly for meals. At home DS (2 yo) bedtime is 7-7.30 but he copes just fine being up until 9ish. We need to have dinner by 6pm though otherwise he gets ratty, but once his tummy is full he is more than happy to play and have a run around. We usually get home by 9.30 at the latest, he is always up by 6-6.30 the next day but I find he tends to have a longer day sleep if he goes to bed a bit later and will still go to bed quite happily at 7 the next night. He is a pretty easygoing little kid though and tends to cope quite fine with routine changes.

  14. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    5,561
    Thanks
    1,623
    Thanked
    2,379
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    They really are all so different! DD loves going out to restaurants and is fine to sit at the table, I don't need to take anything for her to do. But 2yo DS is so restless!! He's fine when actually eating but otherwise just wants to run around. We always book for the earliest time possible. Maybe it's an age thing, he's so impatient and grumpy lately!

  15. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    13,069
    Thanks
    9,846
    Thanked
    12,957
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    I couldn't even keep my almost 4yo up till 7pm tonight as she lost her shiz even though we are having a party

    Much like her mother who gets tired and cranky past my bedtime lol
    How's your party going??

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to VicPark For This Useful Post:

    Little Miss Sunshine  (02-10-2016)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Do you enjoy nights out when you have young kids?
    By Little Miss Sunshine in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 15-08-2016, 07:59
  2. please share your techniques for young kids sharing.
    By sylvia1111 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17-07-2016, 11:17
  3. Taking kids to doctors
    By Homeschooling4 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 26-03-2016, 14:21

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic
Specialist Naturopathy, Chiropractic & Massage Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic
Leading natural health practitioners in fertility, preconception, pregnancy, and children's health. We take an integrative approach all health professionals and offer diagnostic testing and natural treatment options suitable for the whole family.
featured supporter
Wendys Music School
Wendy’s Music School. Experience, Quality and great service! For qualifying students we will get you playing or singing your favourite music in 90 days GUARANTEED! Book a free assessment online now!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!