Having a toddler, I have learned a lot! Especially, about how to keep her entertained and well behaved in public. There are several tactics I use to keep kids occupied in a restaurant.
Nothing can ruin a meal quite like a toddler throwing a fit and screaming. I know that it happens and sometimes they are just in a mood but there are some things I always make sure to bring along when we take our child to a restaurant.
I like keeping small things on hand that will keep her entertained but are easy to fit in my purse or diaper bag. You can make a “busy bag” to keep in the car so that you don’t have to worry about leaving it at home. The items below can be stored either way. They are a great alternative to pulling out your phone or tablet to keep your child occupied in a restaurant. I use that as a last resort :).