Moving with a baby: tips and tricks
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Are you new to motherhood, but you’re also new to moving? Is your move dawning on you and causing you anxiety? Don’t worry, New Leaf Moving Group has prepared useful tips and tricks when moving with a baby. Moving with kids or teenagers is hard, but moving with an infant brings new kinds of challenges. While moving with older kids may be difficult because of their emotions, your baby likely won’t remember the move at all. Nevertheless, moving with the baby requires a level of attention and nurturing that’s hard to combine with numerous moving obligations. Keep on reading to find out how to approach this complicated situation!
Moving with a baby requires time – start planning your move early
With the baby in the picture, you’re going to have less energy and time to deal with the move. To make sure that you get everything done, start planning the move as soon as you can. No date is too early to start researching your moving options, insurance and start inquiring about prices. You can always send out numerous free quotes and see what moving companies fit your budget. Early preparation will make the later stages of the moving process much, much easier. Do the work now, so you don’t encounter problems later!
Ask your friends and family for help
There are numerous people who want to help you and who have, possibly, gone through the same situation as you’re going through now – maybe some of them even used South Florida relocation services! Asking your friends and family for help when moving with a baby is a must. They’ll likely be willing to help you, so make sure that you ask them about their schedule a week in advance. They can come over and help you pack while another friend or family member is watching over a baby.
Whatever arrangement you make, keep in mind that you don’t have to do it alone. Feel free to delegate parts of the moving process to them. Don’t procrastinate calling your family members and friends. You risk them not being able to come when you need to pack – and then you’ll need to hire a company to help you pack all of the items.
Moving with a baby requires a tactical approach
When having to approach a moving process with a baby, being tactical is the key. Imagine moving to Texas from Florida – there’s a lot of things to get done regarding documents, syncing dates, booking a company, etc. To achieve everything, you have to stay organized. To do so, it would help you very much if you made lists. They can contain what you need to do soon, you can track your finances and generally note the useful, related information that comes your way. That will help you stay organized and not forget things since you’re already busy with taking care of your baby.
What to bring with yourself on a moving day
Preparing early is definitely a golden rule when it comes to moving. It also applies to packing your moving day bag – do it a few days earlier. There are, of course, items that you’ll have to pack on the moving day or the night before. Packing the bag earlier will leave your brain time to decide what else you should bring and remember the items you’ve forgotten. That way, you’ll have more time to add necessities and make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything on a moving day.
What to bring with yourself when moving with a baby:
- Additional clothes for you and baby. That way you’ll make sure you both stay dry during the travel.
- Diapers, wet wipes, powder, and everything you need to change and clean the baby
- Baby’s favorite toys
- Food and water for both you and your little one
- Blanket for a baby
- More plastic bags and tissues than you think you need – there’s always something to be spilled
A few additional things to keep in mind:
- If you’re not going by your own car, but using an arrangement made by a moving company, make sure that they have a seater for your baby
- To make the transition easier for the baby, set up the baby’s room first. That way, your precious one will have an environment that’s familiar and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you can lay your baby down in the crib.
Make sure that the baby is away during the loading process
If you can, having a close friend or a family member taking care of your baby on a moving day would be the best possible option. That way, the baby will stay away from the noise and the rattle. You’ll be able to focus on the tasks at hand, and not worry about the child. If not, you can always hire a nanny for a day or two if you find that acceptable.
Use the routine to your advantage when moving with a baby
Try hard to maintain the baby’s routine during the packing and moving process. You will be grateful you did when it falls asleep at the planned time. If you don’t keep up the routine, the baby is likely to get cranky and moody. You’ll also have a hard time putting it to sleep, and it’s a situation that won’t help during an already complicated move. If you don’t have enough time to devote to your little one in the days before the moving day, try to get help from your friends and family. They can keep an eye on your baby while you finish the tasks.
Hire a reliable moving company to help you
When the baby arrives, all of the energy and time go to caretaking. That’s absolutely normal! If you find yourself in need of a reliable local or long-distance moving company, wanting to delegate some of the tasks – we’ve got you. New Leaf Moving Group will make sure to tether to your every need. We’re flexible with the schedule and we can adapt to any schedule and timeline you have. If you’re unsure whether or not you need a moving company, just give us a call and we’ll gladly walk you through the way we handle big moves, through our services and our reasonable prices! Are you ready to book the stress-free move that you’ve been dreaming of?