Lunch (at Zizzi’s near Paddington)

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REACH!!

Going for lunch with a friend is a great excuse to get out of the house. Look for a restaurant that is baby-friendly. You’ll know you’ve found the right place if it has space for the pram, high-chairs, and friendly staff.

I met up with M – a fellow mom who had already returned to work. We met at Zizzi’s near Paddington. It was very baby-friendly and had a great changing area in the bathroom. M and I enjoyed catching up on life apart from babies.

Once again, the wisdom of a mom who’s been-there-done-that was reassuring. Going back to work is one of those love/hate topics for me and M had a very strong grasp on the balance between her career and her world as a mom. Looking at Daniel, she was reminded of how quickly the first months pass, but she also discussed her ambitions and her next role at work. She calmed some of my fears about daycare and she helped to renewed my interest in my professional development.

Back to the restaurant; one thing to note about high chairs and a nine month old – their reach is quite remarkable! Here’s Daniel reaching for the bag as we were tidying up. He used the same manoeuvre earlier to grab a knife – so keep things further out of reach than you think.

Have you been to a great restaurant for kids? Do you have a great baby app for your city? Please tell us about it or be a guest blogger.

Wowmum Maps is an app that locates baby-friendly locations in London. I haven’t tried it yet – if you use it, please let us know how you like it.

NCT baby-change app locates baby-change facilities in London. I haven’t tried it either – do you use it, and do you like it?

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