The dos and don'ts of moving with a baby

Moving with a baby can be very difficult. From packing all the essentials to trying to hire Moving Buddies Tucson AZ, there are many steps parents need to take to ensure safe and smooth move for their baby. There are also a number of things that parents should not do when moving with a baby. To learn about what you should and what you shouldn’t do, keep reading.

What you should do when moving with a baby

Hire help

If you can hire childcare for the move, we highly recommend it. This will not only help preserve your health, but also save your child from harm. In the midst of chaotic move, it is too easy to look away from the child. Unfortunately, doing this (even for a minute!) can create problems for your baby. Therefore, do a favor to your child and yourself by inviting a friend, family member, or nanny to observe them during the moving process. Having an extra set of hands to hold, feed and play with the baby means that you can focus on all the moving tasks.

Adult hand holding the hand of a child.

Professional help is always welcome.

Take a pack-n-play with you

Make sure you have something where your baby can be before, during and after moving. For many, this is usually some kind of pack-n-play (which can be used as a portable baby bed). Those who are temporarily staying at the hotel while waiting for the arrival of their belongings can use this package as a place where the child can sleep at night. Other items that might be useful while moving include a highchair, a child’s gate, elastic seats, or anything else that keeps your baby in one place. This way, your child will not fall or have an accident while you are unpacking boxes.

Take care of window cords in your new home

Protecting your child in the new house begins with windows. When you move to a new home, it is easy to forget about the cords hanging on the windows, which will soon be replaced. Unfortunately, curious babies tend to grab window cords from blinds and shadows. This can lead to devastating consequences, since statistically one child dies every month from tangling in window cords. To keep your child safe, we recommend that you fix your window as soon as you enter. This may mean replacing it with wireless curtains and blinds during the first week. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission also recommends that parents do not place cribs, beds, or furniture near windows.

Bring a bag with essentials for the baby

When you pack, be sure to include a bag or box with items necessary for moving with a baby. In addition to a typical diaper bag, you can pack their favorite stuffed animal, as well as a pacifier, cups, bottles, blankets, first aid kit and any other important medicines. A bag with essentials for a moving day should be placed in an easily accessible place during the day, making it easy to access everything you need, when you need it.

Keep calm while moving with a baby

We know that moving to Scottsdale with family can be stressful. Unfortunately, babies and children tend to feel stress around themselves — especially stressful emotions from their parents. If the child is already worried about the move, it will only worsen the situation.

Man with child on a beach.

Taking the time to relax is important when moving with a baby.

Changes in sleeping and eating habits, as well as sudden bouts of anger and screaming spells are a sign that the child is not happy. To keep your child as calm as possible, it is also important that you stay calm while moving. So take a deep breath and stay happy and healthy during a stressful move.

What you shouldn’t do when moving with a baby

First pack your baby’s belongings

Are you going to move? Although it is tempting to start packing all these noisy toys, soft toys and children’s gadgets first, we advise you to wait to pack the children’s things about a week before the move. Cause? The last thing you want to do right before the move is to go hunting through the boxes to find your baby’s favorite blanket or toy. When you pack your baby, remember to label each box as clearly as possible. Thus, the movers will know exactly where to place all the items in the nursery when they unload the truck.

Put your child in a truck rental

Most, if not all, truck rental companies recommend that families drive their cars when moving with a baby, toddler or small child. Although many truck rentals are equipped with airbags and are considered safe for adults, they may not meet the requirements for car seats. In fact, many are equipped with only two or three bucket seats in the front and not in the back of the truck, as is required for car seats.

In addition, if you are traveling by plane, there are certain rules for traveling with small children. For more information, you can read Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) guidelines.

Wait to unpack the nursery

Unpack and decorate your child’s bedroom as soon as you move. In addition to the kitchen and your own bedroom, the nursery should be a top priority on the day of the move. You must ensure that the furniture is installed, the room is protected from children, and the boxes are unpacked. This will give your baby a safe, undisturbed place to sleep and help them adapt to the move faster.

Nursery room.

Unpacking the nursery room is most important when moving with a baby.

Forget to cover electrical outlets with covers

Got an irritable kid? Most likely, they will crawl around an entire new home as soon as possible. In addition to removing window cords and installing children’s doors, you need to close all electrical outlets with covers. These sockets for children are an inexpensive way to make your new home as safe as possible for children. Fortunately, they are easy to find on Amazon.

Move yourself

Finally, if it’s in your budget, we strongly recommend hiring professional movers Tucson to help with all the hard work on the day of the move. In this way, you can focus on your child, not on all this stressful moving logistics. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. Our network of licensed and insured professional movers can satisfy all your needs on the day of the move, so you can spend valuable time keeping your children safe and happy. We wish you good luck and happy moving!

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