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Handling young children and dining out

My family and I don’t dine out too often, but today, we all went to a Kosher restaurant that serves meat.

We have a toddler and an infant – the toddler is a typical toddler in his mannerisms and I nurse/pump milk for my infant. I have formula, but I haven’t given it to her yet.

While at the restaurant, my daughter got fussy, so I pulled out a bottle. The waiter took notice and politely told me to put it away, stating that we were not permitted to bring outside foods and beverages, including his sippy cup or her bottles, into the establishment. I had to put them into the car.

My son may insist on drinking from a regular cup, but he does spill and drop glasses. This particular place did not have kids cups with straws. Without a bottle, I had to nurse my daughter in the bathroom.

What should I do going forward? Not the end of the world, just annoying to bring young children into a restaurant. It’s also the beginning of bad weather, so bottle feeding in the car (assuming that I have formula) may not be an option.

Thank you!

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