The Key Ingredient in a Restaurant Survival Bag for Toddlers!

Updated: Mar 18, 2019



Do you have a restaurant survival bag? If you have small children you know how hard trying to eat at a restaurant can be. A restaurant survival bag buys you time while you wait for your meals to come. It took a few years of trial and error before I found out the perfect combination for our restaurant survival bag. Read below to find out what the missing key ingredient was for us!


From zero to two years old, there are times when you may want to all together boycott going out with your children. I know I did! I can't tell you how many times after a stressful meal with our two kids I would say to my husband, "I am never going out to eat with them again." Does this sound familiar to you? It was rough. But then I found the key ingredient that changed everything. Playdough. Now we never go to dinner without it.


Here is everything I keep in our bag:

  • homemade playdough in a ziplock baggie

  • little dump truck (for my son)