Tips for Moving with a Baby

You’re taking the plunge; you’re moving homes with your baby. Even though everyone in your life has advice for how to make this whole process go smoothly, there are a few essential things to know about moving with your baby for the first time.

Divide your things into essential and nonessential:

You don’t want to end up on moving day with your entire box of diapers headed down the road on a moving truck. You also don’t want to be stuck with one thousand baby toys rolling around on the floorboard of your car. The key is to strike a balance. Keep things that are necessary in small box that you can load in your car last. This would include things like food, diapers, clothes, blankets, or other comfort items your baby would need for this journey.

Coordinate Childcare:

If you have friends or family coming to help you with this move, designate one of them as the babysitter for the day. Then you can concentrate on organizing and handling all the details of the moving day without having your baby under your arm. If you aren’t having friends over to help, it’s a good idea to hire a sitter for that day so that you can get all of your boxes put into the right rooms and settle things with your movers. This way, you are free to make sure that all details go without a hitch.

Set up the baby room first:

This is where those non-essential baby items make their debut in your new home. Once everything has been loaded into the house, unpack and set up the baby’s room first. You now have somewhere for the baby to play or sleep while you handle the rest of your rooms during the move. Your family, friends, or sitter can quickly get your baby adjusted to the new settings. If they baby is calm and occupied, you can focus, and the baby is less stressed.

Get organized:

This move can be stressful enough, buy a calendar and notepad to get started. Break everything down into steps. Create baby safe-zones in all areas of the house so as you are packing, you don’t have to worry about your baby getting into things. You don’t want to worry about having to find your baby’s favorite blanket in some random box either. Organization keeps the baby and you peaceful.

Following these few tips will help make your move easier with your little one!

By Hannah Moses a contributing author for SMARTBOX Moving and Storage



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