Eating Out with a Toddler – Breakfast Television Montreal on City TV

September 12, 2013 , In: Blog Post, Travel with Toddlers , With: One Comment

This morning, I appeared on City TV’s Breakfast Television to talk about my tips for eating out with a toddler.  A huge thank-you to everyone who watched and to Pinkblue for the products!



Here is the link to watch my segment!

Here are my tips, the products I suggested and some toddler friendly restaurants!


Top 5 Tips for Eating out with a Toddler:

1. Select the right restaurant

  • Is it appropriate for a toddler?
  • Is there room for a stroller?
  • Are there high chairs?


2. Be realistic about what works for your child.

  • Is your child too hungry to wait for food, or too tired?
  • How long can they realistically sit in a high chair?

Tip: Skip the appetizer & dessert and only order a main.

Tip: Bring your diapers and wipes in a portable change clutch


3. Go early

  • If you go before the crowds hit your food will arrive faster, and servers will have more time to help you.


4. Bring (silent) entertainment for your child

  • Small toys work well

Ex. Colouring books, crayons, little cars, books, straws, finger puppets

Tip: Attach toys to a high chair using a toy leash


5. Bring feeding supplies & a portable high chair for your child

Feeding supplies: Utensils, bib, bowls, sippy cup, place mat, high chair

Portable food: fruit, bread, pasta, cheese

Tip: Bring a freezer bag to carry all dirty items in one place.


All of the products on the show were courtesy of Boutique Pinkiblue (except where mentioned).  A huge thanks to them for lending me the products!

Boutique PinkiBlue, 4278 Chemin de la Côte de Liesse, 514-731-3535



Products Displayed


Boon Squirt Silicone Baby Food Dispensing Spoon

Avent Sippy Cup

Skip Hop Zoo Straw Bottle

OXO Tot Fork & Spoon Set

Summer Bibbity Rinse and Roll Bib

Skip Hop Zoo Tuck-Away Bib

Summer Tiny Diner Portable Placemat

Mini Monkey Minichair Cloth High Chair

Skip Hop Bento Mealtime Kit

Green Sprouts Disposable Placemats

Baby Works Disposable Baby Bibs

Boon Catch Bowl

Dapple Food Grade Pacifier Wipes

Phil & Ted Lobster Portable High Chair



Taf Toys Mini Table Carousel

Jellycat Books If I were a pig…

Simpy on board Toy Straps

Finger Puppets (Ikea)

Toy Cars (own)

Straws (own)

Crayons (own)

Colouring Books (own)



JJ Cole Collections Changing Clutch


And my recommended cafés and restaurants:

1. Melons & Clementines – a café meant for parents and their children
2. La Tasse Gamine – a café meant for parents and their children
3. Em Café – a café with lots of room and  high chairs located on Parc Avenue
4. Le Café Bloom – a brightly lit café with toys and lots of room for strollers located in Pointe St Charles.  See my post here 
5. Leméac– an upscale dining choice in Outremont, but one that I have happily brought my child to.  See my post here
6. Satay Brothers – St. Henri
7. Yatta Sushi – Monkland
8. Aux Vivres – Plateau
9. Café Mariani – St-Henri
10. Chez Cora – various
11. St. Viateur Bagel – Monkland
12. Le Pain dans les voiles – A great new place for kids in Villeray with high chairs, a play house and a mini kitchen.  They also have change facilities.

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Michelle Little

Writer & Photographer

Originally from the prairies and now in Montreal, I love exploring new places, eating great food and modern design. I'm mom of two wild things and paper and cake make me happy. Photographing your cutie family would make me very happy.

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