Parents Wheel Baby Into Restaurant in His Crib (PHOTO)

We've heard about moms changing their baby's diaper in a restaurant, but one couple took things a bit further. A couple in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a hipster enclave, wheeled an entire wooden crib to a local dining establishment. The parents parked the crib on the sidewalk of a local restaurant and then had their meal with the toddler inside of it. Woah. This is nutty even by hipster standards!

The crib has wheels on it and somehow the couple are able to wheel it around Brooklyn where, I imagine, they bring the kid everywhere! Seriously, that thing takes up half the sidewalk. WTF?

The manager of the restaurant, Rosarita Fish Shack, says that the crib bearing couple were "a first" for the restaurant. But she didn't seem too bothered by it, telling DNAInfo:

We were laughing all day. It was a highlight.

A highlight of what, exactly? Entitlement issues? Look, I live in Brooklyn. Parents here are some of the most self-entitled in the world, believe me on that. But let's go over what the parents could have been thinking.

They wanted brunch. Junior acts up at restaurants. Screams, runs around, throws utensils, draws on the tables, smashes up the sugar packets, spreads salt everywhere, pours water on himself, etc. Parents think that bringing his crib is the solution. Junior will sit there and occupy himself while they actually manage to finish a meal.

But the solution is actually beginning to teach your kid how to act when he's NOT in his crib. Kid acts up in a restaurant, leave. Yeah, it sucks to leave, but if you actually do that a few times, the kid normally catches on and stops misbehaving. The kid in this photo looks old enough to understand how to behave -- IF the parents were teaching him how to behave. It's called learning.

I suspect the parents will be wheeling this kid around until he's 15. He'll grow up thinking it's okay to act however he wants, and that he never needs to modify his behavior, because in his mind, he's still in his crib!

Please, don't let this be a new trend. (P.S. If this child has some medical issue that prevents him from leaving his crib, then I duly apologize.)

Do you think this is okay?


Image via DNA Info/Ben Frachtenberg

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nonmember avatar Sabrina

OR....maybe they live near by and he was asleep and they didn't want to wake him. Not a terrible idea if it bothers anybody. I have been desperate enough to do something like that before. Sometimes if yuo've had a rough couple of days it is beneficial o just do what makes things easier for you for a bit. As long as it isn't detrimental to the baby or botehrs other people around you. I most certainly have had days where I am just like " if it makes you happy for 10 minutes, you sure can have ice cream for dinner."

youth... youthfulsoul

While I agree it's a bit odd, I don't really see what the big deal is, plus they're outside on a sidewalk not bothering anyone.


I have that same playpen (not crib) and I love it!

nonmember avatar FarmersWife

Strange yes, but whatever. I'm sure they had a reason, even if it was just for laughs. But I am one that does not leave when my child acts up. We work through it where ever we happen to be. I refuse to teach my child that life is any different in public vs at home. And if anything I'm more lenient in public given its all new learning situations.

nonmember avatar ZMommy

Entitled morons.

nonmember avatar Gina

I don't know about you, but if i left the restaurant/store/anywhere public every time my kid acted up, then I'd never leave the house. Kids freak the hell out sometimes. Sometimes you have to deal with the situation right then. My kid isn't even two so there's only so much that 'we're leaving' means to him. He didn't even want to be there in the first place, so it seems likes he's getting the better end of the deal. if i could keep him in a rolling playpen occupied at all times, i would. Basically, shut up.

sylph... sylph_ironlight

Having had to bring my toddler to restaurants where he loves to act up, if I lived in a town where I could bring him in a playpen and eat outside, I would. If it's not hurting anyone else, who cares??


I suspect the parents will be wheeling this kid around until he's 15.


Seriously? Grow up.

nonmember avatar aimee

if the child is using crib then hes probably not old enough to fully understand how he should behave in public he looks like hes less then 3 years old

Emmie25 Emmie25

My kids are pretty well behaved in restaurants but when they do act up we don't leave. We tell them to be quiet or they don't get a treat. Why would I leave when I dont get to go out to restaurants very much?

jalaz77 jalaz77

Odd yes. However the crib is not INSIDE the eatery. I think that would be more work than a stroller.

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