Moving house will always be stressful and chaotic, but this can reach new heights when you are moving with a baby. Moving house with a baby is common with parents often moving into a home to fit in with their new lifestyle and there are a few steps that you can take that can reduce stress.
So, if you are moving cross country with a baby or even moving overseas with a baby, keep reading for a few tips that will make the process easier to manage.
Create a Moving Calendar
Once you have confirmed moving dates, you should create a calendar filled with the important dates and what needs to get done. This can help you to feel in control and establish exactly what needs to be taken care of and by what date. You should start planning the key details of the move as early as possible to reduce stress and to get everything arranged for the big day.
Ask Friends & Family For Help
Moving house with a baby or moving with children is a lot for a single person or even a couple to manage. You should not shy away from asking for help from friends and family when planning a move and they can make all the difference. Friends and family can help with packing, lifting, transport and looking after the baby and/or kids during the move and provide emotional support through what can be a fraught day.
Just be sure to thank them for their efforts and to reward them at the end of the day, such as ordering a takeout and with a nice bottle of wine.
Choose an Experienced Moving Company
The most important step when moving with a baby is choosing the right movers. You want to find an experienced moving company that offer a range of services and will be able to carry out the move efficiently. This can reduce the work that you have to do on the big day, which allows you to focus on your child and making sure that their routine is not disrupted.
It is a good idea to spend time comparing moving companies, reading reviews (paying attention to any from parents) and arranging a phone call. A phone call will give you the chance to get any questions answered and to listen to what they can do to make the move as stress-free as possible for both you and the baby.
Pack a Baby Bag
You should pack a baby bag for moving day so that you can tend to your baby throughout the day and keep them happy. This will include items like:
Moving With a Baby Made Easy
Moving with a baby is daunting and it can certainly add to what is already a stressful experience. These tips for moving house with a baby should be useful and ensure that the move is a success while minimizing disruption to your baby’s routine.
Check out our other moving articles for further advice.