07/15/2013 12:34 pm ET

How To Dine Out With Small Kids Without Losing Your Mind

When your baby is a teeny little thing, it's easy to strap on a Baby Bjorn and head to your favorite restaurant without a second thought. It's only once they become a bit more mobile, a lot more vocal and start nibbling on your pizza crust that you need to truly prepare for the experience. With a bit of planning and the right tools, it can be (almost) as enjoyable as ever—and if you play your cards right, you won’t even have to hand over your iPhone. Here's our smart parents' guide to dining out with kids.

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