This blog post shares 5 wayrs to keep your 1-3+ year old kid entertained/occupied (indoors) with no video/digital media.
You know what it is that I look for when deciding to go out? Comfortability. Not for me though but for my daughter. I now have a 13th month old baby girl and it's gotten easier, for now, to go out and eat (or just go out in general). But man, oh, man, when she was much younger, like 1 month old-young, it was kind of a challenge.