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Posted on August 20th, 2012, by

The moment people become parents, their life becomes more ordered and controlled, at least that is how it should be. Parents’ life becomes focused on these little creatures who need much care and attention and certainly everything should be done in order to avoid any possible risks and troubles, which in fact lie in wait for little children at every turn.

One of such possible dangerous situations might be taking children out to eat. It might seem absolutely harmless on the surface but in fact, taking children out to eat might lead to unexpected consequences.

To picture the most obvious and predictable situation you might remember any restaurant or a café where several families with their children gather together. The main reason why adults come to café is relaxing and spending good time while children are usually left to their own resources. They run about, play, take some pieces of food from the table and they cannot be punished for that because this is their nature. However, the risk of choking with food is extremely high and parents just might not be near at the right time. Besides, such active behavior of children at public places might also be fraught with such consequences as burns as children might overturn some hot drinks or dishes.

Furthermore, children, especially little ones, are very sensitive to the freshness and quality of food, not mentioning allergy to different products. Eating out with children, it is impossible to control the process of cooking. You do not know what products were used, what the ingredients were and how hygienic the cooking was. Absolutely safe at first sight products might be harmful for the unstable child’s health and  might cause either indigestion or food poisoning. Particularly, it concerns fast food, which is often cooked with the violation of any food hygiene regulations. Additionally, fast food is very heavy for children’s not strong enough stomachs.

Certainly, parents may do their best to avoid all these dangers and look after their children all the time but then eating out looses its sense. It is obvious that for children there is nothing much attractive in going to a restaurant where they do not have any interesting activities and parents take them only because they cannot leave them alone. If parents are busy with talks and eating, they pay little attention to children; if parents watch children, they cannot fully enjoy their time.

To crown all, it is obvious that taking children to eat out is very hazardous to their health. On the one hand, left alone children might choke with food or get burned; on the other hand, even being looked after, they might eat some poor food, and while adult stomach will stand it, children’s health might be undermined by poisoning or indigestion. From the first years of their life, children should be given only fresh and quality food. It might be guaranteed by parents, who choose and cook dishes themselves. They know their children and their health, what products they are allergic to and what food might harm them. Taking children out to eat, parents usually not only expose their kids to danger but also become worried for them instead of enjoying time with friends. Moreover, those who take children to eat out because of lack of time for cooking do not simple understand what this time saving might cost to them.

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