Tips to Move with a Baby

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  1. It’s never easy to keep an eye on the moving boxes and handling a crying baby while moving. There is a mighty chance that you will lose your mind during the process. However, it doesn’t have to be this much distressing. With that said, there are a few things that you can keep in mind, and act upon in the right times, to ensure that your move, and also the baby’s, would remain smooth without much of the unpleasantness.
  2. Discuss about relocation
  3. It may sound a bit silly regarding having a discussion with the toddlers but it actually makes a lot of sense. The toddlers and older babies understand things more than what most of us may think. Telling them about moving helps them to get ready for the journey. What you need is to tell them in simple words and explain moving process as a prospect of fun. They will surely get excited for this new ‘adventure’.
  4. Strategize the process of packing
  5. Start with packing non-essential items. The essential items like pacifier, bottle for feeding and diapers are important and you will surely get them packed at any stage. Thus, there is more chance of forgetting about the non-essential items that are used to keep your child busy. The box that you will be using for packing such items can be labeled ‘Nursery’.
  6. Aside from using packaging or shipping supplies and boxes to pack the essential items, some of the items should be kept in a handbag. That handbag can be handy while you will be on your way to the new home. While packing items in a box, it would be better if you are using a checklist to ensure that you have everything packed that you will need in the new home to fulfill the needs of your child. Think about every item ahead of time and keep making a list along with the thinking process.
  7. Pay proper attention to the safety of your baby
  8. If you are considering a DIY move with your baby, you might have to drive your truck by yourself. In that case, you will have to keep in mind that trucks do not have a backseat where you could tether the baby car seat. Thus, you will need to get someone looking after your child while you drive the truck.
  9. Furthermore, keep the items with sharp edges away from your child. You would really not want your child to get hurt due to sudden impact of those items on the body of your child as a result of vehicle moving over the road bumps.
  10. Get help
  11. As a general tip, even if your move is being taken care of by moving service, look for the extra set of hands for help. For that purpose, you can either contact a babysitter, relative or friend. If you are going to ask for help from your relatives, make sure the ones you ask are not caught by busy schedules. If you are unable find any help in this regard, make sure that your moving service is taking care of everything while you need to pay attention to your child.
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