Should Parents Bring Babies and Toddlers to Restaurants?

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After eating at a restaurant where toddlers were running around and throwing food, a San Francisco woman posted her frustrations on Facebook. "This may shock you, but choosing to have children means you can't go out to eat for roughly 3 years. Please. Accept your fate," she wrote. While the woman is facing backlash for her comments, her words spoke to the frustrations of a lot of diners. This hour we take up the issue: when and where do toddlers and babies belong in restaurants?


Amy Graff, writes "The Mommy Files," a parenting blog for