One of the things I am most looking forward to as a new mum is exploring the region through a fresh pair of eyes. Scheduling a year off the day job and having a car, I envisaged the Canny Food baby and I would have adventures while Jnr and Mr. Canny were out at school and work, respectively.
Having support during half term week and Mr. Canny’s paternity leave I’ve realised just how difficult getting out and about is with a little one, even with the additional help. A trip to Beamish Museum with its limited changing facilities, alongside the fact there isn’t anywhere private to feed the baby, opened my eyes to the issues faced by mums on a day to day basis. It also hammered home why most mums tend to ‘batten down the hatches’ for a few months before venturing out with a baby, whereas we took the baby to Ernest on her 3rd day of life! We also popped into Zapatista for burritos on her 4th day (photo above). I was determined to just ‘get on with it’.
Eating out shouldn’t be complicated for families, and I find it sad that things haven’t improved in the 14 years between my two children. Because of this I decided to add a new category to the blog – Dinky Dining. This will be dedicated to the places I visit with the baby and will focus on what the facilities are like for changing nappies, for feeding and, when she’s up for it, what the children’s menu is like.
If you have any suggestions for child-friendly places to visit just let us know so we can feature them on these pages.
Thanks for reading,