Kristen married to DH Brad, mama to Isaiah Abraham (born on Valentine's Day 2010) and expecting a new little one in February 2012!
Watching other people do it, it seems fairly straightforward although sometimes the wearer has had to turn a little in their seat to accomodate a slightly larger baby.
Mother of two spectacular girls, born mid-2010 and late 2012
We used a bucket seat in a restaurant once. It was a pain 'cause I ended up putting him in the sling anyway & we had the seat to slug around.
The hard part is not dropping food on the baby!
Surviving sleep deprivation one day at a time with dd (Oct '11) & ds (Oct '08).
I did have to pay some extra attention to not dropping food on the baby
Later, when the baby was older and not so easily content when sitting still, I'd have her wrapped up unless or until she got fussy--then we'd take turns holding her, passing her around. I don't remember it being a problem.
We've also used our wrap as a seatbelt for the wooden restaurant high chair
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Our kids have had a lot of crumbs and condiments dropped on them but they're okay.
I have one of those cloth chair things that fits over a normal chair which is invaluable as not everywhere has a highchair (or one with working straps).
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My best advice? Be prepared to be flexible and always sit at a table and never a booth. You'll have more options that way.
Mama to two girls: 5/06 and 3/09
I only brought in the car seat a few times and every time I ended up regretting it. I love carrying my baby, but hate having the car seat in the other hand.
Mama to three
Worked until he got too tall - and I couldn't eat over him!
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
We always get a table, not a booth so there is room to sit a little further back. I tried a booth with DD in a ring sling and there was no chance we would fit.
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We ate out with M in a sling on me but since we had the bucket if she was already asleep I'd leave her in it until she woke up.
i always had my kids in a sling/carrier, in arms or on my lap while i ate. this goes for at home as well as out. i always have had the thinking that meals are a family time so they have always been at the table from day one.
Plus if you're eating dinner, you know the baby will want to have some dinner too. :
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Now, he sits in a high chair.
I do what works and when it stops working, then I do something else.
I prefer a sling for the most part at first. Easier for me to nurse in. Once they are bigger and can control their head better I prefer a mei tai. Then I can wear them on the front to nurse if they want or I can put them on my back if we aren't at a booth.
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