Family is still very important to Madeirean people. We care about the elders and we care about children.
Contrary to some other european people, we always take children with us to restaurants, kaffees or to our friends’ house. We are not used to baby-sitters so either we leave childrens at grandparents’ or we take them with us.
Always ask if your guests are bringing their children with and be ready to offer them something to eat as well.
On the other hand, if you’re the parents, you should also feel free to bring your kids with you on same circumstances.
Do remember: healthy babies cry. Don’t panic.