Moving is always a challenge but moving with a baby adds an extra layer of complication to the experience. Fortunately, with a little planning, you can minimize the stress and ensure the move goes as smoothly as possible for you and your little one. As you’re getting ready for moving day, keep these dos and don’ts in mind.
Do Ask for Help
Having help with your baby for moving day is a good idea for both you and your child. You will be preoccupied with managing the moving process, which could take your attention away from your baby. With so many things happening at once, distractions could put your baby at risk. Additionally, the extra activity and people can be stressful for your baby. If you don’t have a family member or friend you can ask to help for the day, hire someone to help with childcare.
Don’t Pack Your Baby’s Things First
When many parents are packing for a move, they want to pack up their babies’ things first, as it can feel like a simple step to get all of the little things out of the way. However, your baby’s items should be among the last things you pack. This will ensure that you have everything you need for your baby and don’t have to go rooting through boxes to find something important. On the other end, unpack your baby’s things first and get the nursey set up early.
Do Think About Travel Arrangements
If you have rented a truck for the move, keep in mind that most rental trucks are not considered safe for babies. There is not a safe space for a car seat, and most rental trucks have airbags that are safe for adults but potentially dangerous for babies. If you’re driving to your new home, it is best to transport your baby in your own car or another rental car.
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