I know it’s been quite a while since I have posted something, but I have a good reason – I had a baby!
Now while I fully intend on continuing this blog I haven’t yet had a chance to try out any new restaurants recently, mainly for fear that they won’t be able to accommodate the large stroller that inevitably follows me everywhere I go these days.
However, I did want to comment on a couple of my past entries and rate how baby-friendly they are. Given my current situation I will also add this as a tag for folks who are also looking for this same information.
My last two visits to Kawawa Restaurant with baby in tow left me with good feelings. Both times they seated us in booths that were convenient for them, but more importantly fit our parked stroller. Seating was easy to get in and out of for us as well. I was able to breast feed in the booth and didn’t have to leave the table. Also, when baby was crying a bit and I had to stroll him around the manager had no problem with me doing so a bit in the aisles. When I tried to apologize for the crying, she even said, “No apology necessary.” Both visits were during their busy lunch hours, so I appreciated their assistance even more.
My last two visits at Max’s Restaurant were also positive. However, I’ve found you have to be more strategic on the time that you go because it’s easier for them to seat us during their slower times. We generally try to go for an early dinner, around 4 or 5 pm. Our first visit (post-birth) they sat us at one of the round tables that normally seat 5, because we’ve found their booths are too small for the car seat (in case we take it out of the stroller) and there is no space to park the stroller. I was also able to breast feed but felt a bit more exposed seated at a round table versus a booth. On our second visit (p-b) they put us at a regular two-person table (if you’ve been there you know these are larger than most), but they ended up parking the stroller near their greeting area. This only worked because D. happened to have baby in the sling and he slept through our meal. Although we may have been getting strange looks from other patrons while we were eating, it didn’t matter to me. I was happy to have a quiet meal with D. and a baby sleeping contently throughout.
I hope we continue on this roll of positive baby-friendly experiences.