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    Default Do you take your toddler out for dinner?

    Would you take your 1 year old out for dinner after their bed time?

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    Yep ! We would also take her to bands at that age .. Prams are very handy .. Also she was a very easy toddler ! ( I hope this next one is the same )

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    Yep! I normally try give them a late nap. Especially if it's a special occasion. Sometimes they'll sleep in the pram, sometime not. If they get tired or cranky we leave but they usually don't

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    Yes, for us it's not something we do all the time and its usually for someone's birthday, special occasion etc, so happy to break routine. We'd just do a later nap and bring the pram. If really grumpy we'd leave but it usually wasn't a drama age appropriate activities helped (drawing, favourite cars etc). Distraction is key, be prepared!

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    If we go for dinner it's a early dinner and we are home by 7.

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    Whenever we are going out for dinner I just make sure DS has a big afternoon nap , As a baby he would sleep anywhere but as a toddler no so we wouldn't stay out too late - we went to the local pub for dinner last night ( very family friendly) he slept from 2-4.30 pm and we got home about 9- he was asleep by 9.30pm ( just woke up now)

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    Yes we take all 4 of our girls out for dinner youngest is 1. We are the same as others and do a late arvo nap. Our 1 year old will also sleeping in the pram if she gets really tired which helps but usually she's up running around with her 3 sisters!

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    Yes. My tip is ask for your child's meal to be brought out immediately. We normally all eat together, but when we're out, I find its best to feed them so they are busy. As a pp said, hungry + bored can equal disaster.

    If that's not going to be possible, I'd feed them something before we leave home.

    I also remind our dd1 of the behaviour standards we expect before we get there. Dd2 is 1, so I take the ergo for her, strapped to me, she can't get up to any mischief, and she just goes to sleep.

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    We took DD out with us everywhere, she was a very easy toddler. DS1 is 18 months and we don't go anywhere. He doesn't sit still, runs around, doesn't listen etc.

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    With DD, not really - she would not sleep if out and was completely tired and cranky by her bed time. She also wouldn't sleep in the next day at all to make up for a late night. Luckily she was perfectly happy to stay with my parents so we would just drop her off there.

    DS is not 1 yet, but he is a much more relaxed baby. When overtired he is less likely to get really cranky quickly like DD used to, and he would probably fall asleep if tired enough - I would consider taking him out (though would probably rather leave him at my parents so I could relax more at dinner!)


 

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