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6 Tips for Moving With an Infant
Planning well to ensure you have everything you need when moving with a baby is essential. You also need to keep in mind the health of your new baby and your own health. Working with professional household movers can make your job easier, so you can focus on what matters during your upcoming move.
1. Make a List of Everything You Need
Infants need a lot of things! From diapers to blankets to changes in clothing, infants need so many things that it’s hard to keep track. It’s important not to pack anything your infant will need during your relocation, so having a list of what your infant will need during and after will help you avoid problems.
Make a list of what your infant will need, and then set those items aside in a bag or a box, so you’ll have access to them throughout your upcoming move.
2. Bring Extras for Everything
Bring extras of everything you need and extras of those extras. Babies tend to dirty everything, so having backups will make your relocation more manageable and will also cut back on runs to the store to buy replacements for things that have been ruined or dirtied.
3. Pick a Pediatrician at Your New Location
If your baby gets sick when you arrive at your new home, you’ll want a doctor you can call on. Sometimes finding a doctor in a new location is challenging and time-consuming. You don’t want to be going through that with a sick baby. Select a pediatrician before relocation so you’ve got a place to take your baby if you need help from a medical professional.
4. Decide Whether You Need a Hotel
Staying in a new home with boxes of packed belongings and disassembled furniture isn’t so bad when it’s just you or you and a spouse, but when you’ve got a baby, it’s much more demanding.
You may need a hotel for the first few nights while unpacking your things in your new home. Having a comfortable room to sleep in could make the first several nights of your relocation much more restful and less stressful. Decide if this is the case and then make a reservation at a hotel if it would be good for you and your baby.
5. Ask for Help When You Need It
With a new baby, you may be sleep-deprived or physically limited in the kinds of activities that you can engage in. So overdoing it right now could have consequences for your health and your baby’s health as well.
Know when you need help from friends and family, and don’t be afraid to ask for assistance. You may need help babysitting or assistance moving boxes while watching the baby yourself. Either way, getting help is good for your health and your baby’s.
6. Work With a Good Moving Company
It takes time to move, especially if you’re trying to move with a baby. So work with a moving company, and let them help you through this significant life event! Contact us today to get a quote for your upcoming relocation.