You love that corner tapas bar with the flickering candles and delicious Rioja. But alas, it's a distant memory now that you have kids—much like your pre-baby skinny jeans and the hours once spent watching Scandal. A chic bistro filled with adults having a civilized meal will never mix with your rowdy (but adorable!) toddler. Instead, you're learning to survive on a different eating plane—one with brighter lights, foods shaped like animals, and cups with plastic lids.
Welcome to the world of eating out with kids. It's messy. It's loud. And sometimes, it's kind of fun (all those fries!). Here, we break down the difference between restaurant dining pre- and post-kiddos: