The Ultimate Baby Moving Guide

The process of moving to a new home can be a very emotional and taxing event on its own. Take into account a small baby and that can create even more stress and anxiety for everyone involved. However, with the right guidance, you can discover the easiest way to achieve a successful and positive move with your baby. Minimize stress and maintain the health and happiness of your baby as you pack up your house and move on to the next chapter in your life.

Baby Moving Guide

Have a Trusted Babysitter Ready

To keep your baby calm and happy, you can hire a babysitter that you know the baby loves to keep him or her company while you pack and move to your new home. If possible, leave your baby at a friend’s or family member’s house to avoid any dangerous situations. You wouldn’t want your baby running around while your hired movers are lifting heavy furniture and walking in and out of the front door.

Keep the Normal Routine

If possible, try your best to maintain a normal routine as you would every day with your baby. If you deviate too much from this routine, this can affect the baby’s health as well as the baby’s happiness and wellbeing. If they aren’t fed when they are used to being fed, they may start to fuss and cry more than usual. Avoid a headache by sticking to the schedule that your baby is used to.

Research New Childcare Options

If you’re moving to a new city, town, province, or region, you’ll want to research the childcare options you have ahead of time. Make sure that the region you’re moving to has excellent childcare options and good schools that will make you and your child feel safe. Pick an area that you can trust and reduce the worry you may have over your decision to move.

Get the Nursery Ready

On moving day, make sure to designate which room will belong to your baby. Set it up as you would like, making sure to account for everything the child will need. Designate the area where they will spend most of their time playing, eating, and sleeping.

Having a nursery set up as you’re moving in can give your child a safe place to stay while you unpack the house and move furniture around. Your baby can sleep and play in the nursery and grow accustomed to having it as their new home. Try to arrange the nursery as close as you can to how it was in your old house. This will help your baby transition faster and give them a feeling of familiarity and comfort, which can greatly reduce stress for the baby as well as yourself.

Childproof Your New Home

Childproofing is an essential step in a smooth transition that can’t be overlooked. There are several factors which may prove dangerous for a new baby. Make sure you have thoroughly gone through the home and childproofed all areas. Use safety locks on cabinets and drawers so that your baby can’t access dangerous items and liquids. Door knob covers can keep your child from opening doors, and will keep them safely in their rooms. Outlet covers will protect your curious child from electric shock if they place their fingers in a socket. And finally, corner and edge bumpers can help your child avoid injury when crawling or walking around.

Take Breaks Often

Moving can be stressful and extremely time consuming. Although your day is busy and full of unpacking and arranging items, make sure to take time out of your hectic schedule to take breaks with your baby. Spending time with him or her can greatly reduce stress. The more your baby sees you, the easier a transition it will be.

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Moving Tip

  • Get rid of the junk! Get rid of anything you don’t need or want, it will make packing that much easier and save you money.The more stuff you have will increase the time and or weight of the move and will cost you more money!
  • Do not move jewelry, money, coin collections, etc. Keep these items in your possession.
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