How to Move with Infants

When you give birth to a baby, your life gets a whole new meaning, and the entire world takes a different turn. Plus, the health and well-being of your little angel become a priority, and everything seems less important.

But if you are looking to move to a new home after welcoming a new member to the family, you will need to find the vigor and time to plan the process of relocating. Performing and organizing a trouble-free move is somehow challenging, not to mention the difficulty of ensuring the welfare and safety of your baby.

To help attain a problem-free and safe residential relocation, you will have to organize all aspects and take advantage of the following tips:

Hire Movers and Packers

Yes, it may cost you some extra dollars, but a moving company will not just save you cash. It will also save you a lot of stress.

If you also don’t want to wrap up all the breakable crockery when the baby is wailing for a feed in the bedroom, you will need to invest some cash in packers to make the packing process smoother and easier.

Pack the Baby’s Stuff

Even when you hire the best mover and packer, make sure you pack the baby’s stuff yourself. Keep various boxes for their medicines, toys, clothes, and other important things.

Pack separate bags with your baby’s favorite diapers, clothes, medicines, eatables, and toys. This can last for one week or so before unpacking in the new home.

Be sure to also keep those suitcases with you and avoid loading them into a moving truck. Should there be delays in getting boxes, your baby will not have any issues.

Change the Address

As a new mom, you must change the address with the post office one week before your move. You may not want to miss vital documents arriving at the mail, like hospital documents and social security cards.

Plus, family and friends can be sending you gift cards and cards in the mail. Normally, it takes around one week for every mail to be forwarded. So those vital items can end up being delivered to the address you no longer live at.

You might also want to change magazine subscriptions individually as they cannot be forwarded. So if you subscribed to any parenting magazine, ensure you contact them with the new address.

Label Items

It is a good start to decide what to keep and throw away. But keeping things separated and organized might be difficult.

Even when you give something away, be sure to label it properly. You probably don’t want to put your baby’s first lock of hair or Christening gown in a thrift store pile.

By putting your things in boxes and labeling them, you will have a rough idea of how much space your stuff can take up.

The Takeaway!

Moving to a new house is not simple as it encompasses a lot of hard work, planning, and preparation. But moving with a baby is more difficult due to disturbed naptime. So to ensure you maintain your sanity and keep the baby safe is to consider some of these tips, if not all.