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    We did with #1
    Now with #2 #3 and #4.... No way in hell would I even attempt it.
    Just not worth it IMO.

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    I always took my other 2 out yes sometimes it was a horrible experience other times were fantastic

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    I did a lot... I took her to BH meets that we used to have regularly back then. I'd pack things to entertain her and bring her food/order her a meal.

    Admittedly, I also had a kid that was happy to be out, and would easily relax, fall asleep on me and then doze in her pram for the rest of the trip if need be, so it was never a difficult thing. Whether or not that was because she'd been attending dinners since she was a newborn or sheer luck is the real question though...

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    At least once a week we take all 4 children out for dinner. I think it's really important and fun to learn how to behave and try new foods.

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    I take my two out for dinner every friday night while we wait for daddy to finish work. We go to a japanese restaurant where the food is prompt and the waitresses dote on them. We always eat early! I think that is key to a successful experience dining out with toddlers

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    We go out to family dinners quite regularly and end up getting up 30 - 60 minutes after the usual bedtime (which is 7pm) of both of kids. They just don't have a bath and go straight to bed. Usually that's the easiest bedtime we have as they are so tired they don't put up much of a fight. The biggest challenge is making sure they eat enough if we are out. They often eat at home at 5pm, so if dinner is planned for 6pm I'd feed them a bit before we go out to make sure they don't end up coming home tired & hungry as that is a disaster.

    We don't usually plan to have the kids home later than 8pm, but might stretch it to 8:30pm for a really big important thing (can't think what that would be right now). We get them babysat if we're going out later.

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    We used to go out for dinner locally almost every Friday night, but since DS dropped his nap he's beyond tired at 6pm so we haven't in ages. I miss it.

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    When jasper was little - all the time. He was pretty relaxed little kid though. He's sleep anywhere so if he got tired I could give him a feed, rock in the pram and done.

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    Very rarely will we go out for dinner!
    DH is petrified of being "those" parents with the screaming child...
    We did go out Monday to a nice restaurant here and ds was really good! He had a late nap of 1.5 hours which helped! His meal was absolutely huge!!! $10 and it was IMO two chicken breast's sliced and a handful of vege. But he was happy and just played and nibbled and talked to our friends


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    I try not to, i will go if invited but dont organize it myself. It usually ends in a meltdown but on occasion DS has behaved but more often then not be turns into a total nightmare.


 

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