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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!
Food

Food dilemma

25/10/2015

Food is a delicate subject in our family. We love to entertain our friends or family with a good diner or make every meal for ourselves a feast! We both love to cook and we hope Mille will have the same cooking passion.

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We all grew up with meat, potatoes and vegetables on our Belgian plate. Since I got Crowns disease we had to think more carefully about food. And create a state of mind that food is the fuel to our body. We got more conscious about what we put in our mouth and more important where the food comes from. We’ve considered to go veggie, but with my disease it’s just not possible to eat every veggie or fruit to get all my vitamins needed. The solution for us was to eat only durable meat.

We’re all about positive news and messages but sometimes spreading awareness is for the cause of yourself, others and our planet. Now sing hallelujah! 🙂

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Mille got breast milk (read here about our experience), as long as I could. And since he eats solids, it’s obvious that if we eat organic, that Mille is going to do the same. But is getting a child, not about good education? Teaching them the right things? So I guess if that’s the case we should raise him as a vegetarian? The issue I have is that we still be eating sustainable meat or fish, but not Mille? That sounds weird to us! For now Mille is a veggie, but we’ll think about the future…

If you have an opinion or advice about this subject please do leave a comment.

Food

Foodie

14/04/2015

As soon as I eat real food, I will share a few of my bio food secrets!

For now I’m enjoying mums milk.