It’s one thing carrying a baby and your everyday responsibilities, but when it comes to moving with a baby, it starts inching into borderline scary territory. Having a baby crawling around while you’re moving heavy boxes and your house is cluttered—it just sounds intimidating. Often, people wait until a baby gets a little older to start planning their move, but that may not always be an option. Here are some tips for moving with a baby that make the whole process a lot less stressful.
Moving with a Baby: From Cradle to Moving Truck
Abide by your baby’s routine
Most parents have developed a routine for their baby. Feeding time, bath time, nap time, then feeding time again, and so on. To ease a baby’s mind in the middle of moving, it’s good to stick to this schedule. This will avoid alerting your baby to anything changing in their lives.
Discuss the move with your baby
This sounds a bit strange because babies are babies and they don’t really know what’s going on, right? According to science, however, your toddler actually understands a lot more than you think. Just because they don’t speak doesn’t mean they don’t understand. So, it’s actually recommended that you talk to your baby about what is happening. You don’t have to be thorough, as their understanding is still kind of limited, but let them know what is going on and that changes are happening. Mothers have tried it, and apparently, it works.
Address safety concerns early on
Dropping a box or breaking something is commonplace when it comes to moving. These things can hurt you if you’re not careful. But when you’re moving with a baby, every safety concern should be emphasized so much more. Always be aware when the baby is out and about and, if they are, clear the path for them to make sure there’s nothing dangerous they can get into.
You should always keep an eye on your child, but especially when there are moving boxes, supplies, and equipment laying out. A big thing to keep in mind is that if you’re carrying a box, you most likely can’t see what’s right underneath you. Always make a clear path and make sure the baby isn’t anywhere around when you’re carrying heavy objects.
Make a list of the baby’s things
You want to keep your stuff and the baby’s stuff separate for a number of reasons. First and foremost, babies need certain things frequently—diapers, wipes, bottles, etc. Keep those things in easy-to-reach places, and don’t pack those things away immediately. When it comes time to pack up and leave for your new home, carry those baby items close by in case you’ll need them. Also, don’t pack away the baby’s toys, especially if you’re going on a long move. It might be a long trip for them.
Get as much help as possible
Having a baby and moving is hard enough as is, but don’t make it harder on yourself by trying to hold and entertain the baby while trying to move. If there are just two of you, moving with a baby will be very tricky, considering one of you will be holding the baby and the other one is essentially moving on their own. That’s why you should enlist the help of your friends or family. The most important thing is for you to tend to the baby while the moving gets done out of the way.
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