Cheap Dates for Toddlers: Sushi-go-round

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[Every Friday, I post a “toddler date” idea for something fun and simple to do with your toddler. The big picture ideas apply to any locale, but the specific examples will be Bellevue-centric.]

If you have a baby or young toddler who is not-yet-very-mobile, and you’d like to have a meal out with your partner or a friend, try having lunch or dinner at a sushi bar with a conveyor belt that goes round and round. This ever-changing view can be a great mesmerizing distraction for your child.

Another advantage is that the food comes immediately, so you can eat quickly. If your child melts down pretty early in the evening, you can make a fairly quick escape. But it’s also self-paced, so if you’re lucky and your child stays happy, you can slow down and relax and wait for that éclair to come around a couple more times before you decide to take it.

Note, once your child can stand and move, sushi places are NOT much fun. You may find yourself frantically trying to prevent your child from grabbing all the plates of food as they go by!

[Photo credit: from yelp review of Sushi Maru in Bellevue, WA)

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