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Kid friendly restaurants

12/01/2017

Wining and dining was a big part of our life, so we didn’t wanna change that when Mille was born. Going out to nice restaurants was gonna stay in our weekly routine. Little did we know…

I was shocked to see the looks of some people when we entered a nice place with Mille when he was still a tiny baby.
Some people looked at us like we’re ignorant parents, while it was perfectly do-able at that age. He slept or drank a bottle, that’s it!!
We didn’t let it get to us, but I can imagine that some people would be discouraged.
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Now Mille is at a stage in life that it’s impossible to go to a restaurant in the evening. He’s too tired and restless by diner time.
So the solution is going out for lunch for now.
The more kid friendly to better, because you need some extra stuff with a little kiddo.
I went to Copenhagen and there it’s perfectly normal to take your  LITTLE kids out to diner or lunch. Every hipster place has children chairs and some toys or somethings to keep them busy.
In Belgium it’s a very different story. Such a shame…
Mille is in the ‘testing my voice out’ fase, so yelling is a way to express that he’s enjoying himself.
Instead provoking and going to a ‘social not accepted kids place’, nowadays I’m always looking for a great place to eat, that is kid friendly and practical.
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Here’s my checklist to be kid friendly
kid chairs?
play corner? (not necessary, but practical and no need to carry extra toys with you)
changing place? (not necessary, but practical if you do not want to change your kid on the seat of the toilet 😉
inside noise? The more noise the better
Which kind of public? I’m sorry, I don’t wanna be judgemental, but I write what I’ve experience, when the room is full of quiet coffee drinking old ladies, they will probably not be happy with a kid that makes noise at the other table, and yes you will get the looks, but I’m sorry I can’t tape my kids mouth to shut it up. Instead I play along with Mille (I have a rebellion character)
parking? this one is just easy if you have to bring lot’s of extra toys to keep them busy!
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My favourite so far in Ghent is Amelie+moi
This is a bistro especially made for kids. They do great brunches on Sunday.
The interior is modern, the staff is friendly even if you make a mess, they have baby food and drinks, but most importantly you feel at home and at ease.
Our search goes on, my goal is to find the perfect place to eat with Mille in every city where we like to go.
In a meanwhile the messier we leave the place, the bigger the tip. Y’all know what I’m talking about!
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Cheap home activity for toddler 18 months

20/11/2016

I’m always looking for new, cheap ways to entertain Mille (he’s 19months already…OMG, time flies!).

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He get’s bored very easily, so new diversions are welcome.

Mille likes straws and boxes, so I thought I would try something out with the both of them! 😉

I had a nice shoebox with a hole in it and showed him to put the straws into the hole in the box. OMG bulls eye! 30 min of alone play for him 😀

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After he get’s bored of putting the straws in, he’s carrying the box through the whole house.

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He even uses as an obstacle laying on it, standing on it…creative with a box, I love it!

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So get your shoeboxes and straws out!

You can decorate the box if you like, but I don’t bother, because it get’s rough!

I’m sorry about the quality of the pictures, on Sunday morning we chill in pj. 😀

PJ from H&M sustainable collection.

 

Food Geen categorie Toys

Messy organic fun for babies from 8 months till…

26/05/2016

It’s sometimes challenging to come up with some fun activities to keep your baby entertained.

Organic slime we call it. Mix flour and water in a bowl until you get the consistency of slime 🙂 Put on some clothes which may be dirty & let the slime fun begin!

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This is a rather messy one, but oooh so fun for your baby from 8 months till…

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We play it outside in the yard, but if you want you can play it inside in a high chair with a mat underneath the chair. Don’t worry if it your little one wants to taste it. It’s organic and after one try, they know it’s not that yummy to eat.

It is so worth the mess, look at that happy, funny face! <3

Let your little one explore with all his or her senses…

That little black thing in the right corner is our dog licking the splashes that got out of the bowl 😀