We took Hayden to the theater this past Monday to see his second movie!
The first movie we saw was this summer and it was Toy Story 3. He did such a fantastic job and he loved it!
Tangled came out last week and Heath and I really wanted to see it. We thought that Hayden would be able to sit through the movie since he does so good with movies at home. He did great again and loved it!
I thought I’d share some tips on how to make taking your toddler to the movie theater an enjoyable experience!
1. Go to an early show!
At least with Hayden, he is happiest in the morning. So we choose to go to the first show of the day which is usually around 10 or 11. Makes him happy and it’s usually filled with other kids his age!
2. Arrive early, but wait to go into the theater.
If you’re going with 2 adults have one adults head into the theater and grab some seats toward the end of an aisle in case you have to make a quick getaway! That way your toddler doesn’t have to sit through the commercials and previews.
We make sure to bring baggies of snacks into the theater for our toddler. Most movie theaters don’t have any great foods for toddlers so we bring Hayden some crackers or fruit that he can munch on during the movie.
4. Extra Drinks!
We always bring a full sippy cup of milk or juice with us, but I highly recommend bringing a second cup of a beverage for your toddler. Or you might just get your toddler yelling in the middle of the movie “More Milk! More Milk!”. The theaters in my area do not sell milk or juice and my son is not a big fan of plain water so it’s good to have backup!
5. Grab a Booster Seat!
Our local theater has a booster seat, so I’m sure yours does too! I have seen some parents not grab these and I think they are awesome! Hayden loves sitting in the booster seat because he is up so high and can see the movie perfectly!
6. Bring a toy or security object.
We make sure to bring his lovey bear and a small toy that he can hold on to. He got bored for a couple minutes during Tangled and had fun making Buzz fly for awhile.
7. Take a picture!
Seeing Toy Story 3 for the first time!
It’s important to make a memory of your toddler’s 1st movie! We took a lot of pictures of his first movie Toy Story 3.
We also made sure to take a picture at the end of Tangled!
I hope that some of these tips help you!
Do you have any more tips for taking a toddler to the movies? If you have brought your toddler to the movies what have you seen?