Moving can be stressful, and all the more so with a baby or toddler to care for. Young children require attention, regular mealtimes, and a relaxing environment to play and sleep in, all of which can get disrupted during a relocation. Follow these tips to make the transition as smooth as possible for the whole family.

Do:

Pack an essentials bag.

Moving day can be hectic, and many of your frequently used items may be hard to locate among all the boxes.

Keep diapers, a blanket, clean bottles, medicines, and your child’s favorite toys in one bag so they’re readily available. Place the bag in a visible location so you can find in a rush on moving day.

Visit your pediatrician.

movingA week before the move, schedule a consultation with your pediatrician to check up on your baby’s health and make sure all vaccinations are up to date.

Use this opportunity to ensure your child’s medical paperwork is current. Finally, ask your doctor for any recommendations for reliable pediatricians in your new neighborhood.

Don’t:

Forget safety.

Kids tend to be curious about new surroundings. If possible, visit your home before moving day to childproof it.

If you don’t have access to the space before the move, plan to secure any risky items or fixtures as soon as you arrive. Do a thorough walkthrough of the house to cover electrical outlets, tie up any loose window and power cords, and take other needed steps.

Wait to unpack your child’s belongings.

One of the first, if not the first, rooms to be unpacked should be your child’s. Providing them with familiar items and furnishings will help them get accustomed to their new home.

After this room, focus on unpacking the bathroom and kitchen on the first day to minimize disruptions to your child’s routine.

 

If you’re preparing for a move in Rochester, NY, count on Caccamise Moving for reliable, quick service. Over their four decades of operation, they’ve earned a reputation for friendly, efficient, and honest service. Their family-oriented approach has made them a top company in the area. Visit them online for more information, or call (585) 624-4616 to schedule an appointment.