Moving With The Baby: Unpacking Tips And Tricks
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Moving with the baby is the next level of stress. Newborn babies tend to become a little cranky, so this can make your relocation a bit more difficult. On the one hand, you’ll have to look at your kids and on the other hand, you’ll have to unpack all those boxes. So apparently we have a riddle to solve. How can one look out at the baby and unpack boxes at the same time?
However, let’s not despair, with a good thorough plan and great organizing skills, you can unpack your boxes, simply follow these tips and you’ll be done faster than you thought. Or there is a much simpler solution. Hire us to pack, move, and unpack all your belongings while you are taking care of your new baby.
Tips For Carefree Moving With The Baby
Okay, you finally moved in, but now you are responsible for taking care of all that clutter and unpacked boxes, while you need to take care of your family at the same time. You have to pack and unpack everything, reorganize all the chaos, and be present in the moment physically and mentally.
You’re the one responsible for organizing everything. If you look better moving isn’t easy at all, but shifting to a new place with a baby can be more traumatizing than everything else.
There is no successful moving with the baby without an essential bag!
Just like you pack a bag that contains essential items for a few days, you need to do that for your baby as well. Sometimes, no matter how organized you are, things get lost in your own house. Situations where you desperately need something right this moment but you can’t find it, even though you saw it a day before, are completely normal during the move.
Here is the list of things you need to pack in your nursery essential bag:
- Diapers and diapers cream
- Baby wipes
- Portable changing pad
- Baby powder
- Vitamins and formula
- Baby monitor and charger
- Pajamas and onesies
- Sleep sack and favorite blankie
Logically, make sure that movers load your nursery room last, and unload it first, so you’ll be able to settle down with your baby while they are unpacking the rest of your stuff. Ask them to assemble the crib when you arrive at your new address so you can set your baby down for a nap.
This way your baby will be less stressed and upset since for babies the most important thing is sticking to a routine. Try your best to work around the baby’s schedule, or if that isn’t possible don’t sweat it, you’ll re-establish the baby’s routine as soon as you can.
Be smart and unpack when the baby naps
It can be very difficult to unpack your things when you have a newborn baby that needs to be fed and checked every hour. Or if you are a parent of a toddler that loves to explore new spaces. However, kids aren’t active and awake all the time. Make sure you maximize the free time you have during their naps.
When you put them for daytime naps try to unpack as many things as you can, so you’ll be able to sort them out the same night when you put them to bed. In case you know that unpacking will be loud and risk disturbing their slip, you can use this simple trick – white noise sounds like a vacuum cleaner or hair dryer mask these sounds well.
Be prepared for all circumstances, especially when it comes to food
The moment you step into your new house, start sorting kid’s food and assemble the highchair. Since they are restless it is a good idea to unpack the books and toys to keep them busy. Before the move, stock up on your baby’s favorite snacks and pre-made meals. This is how you’ll save up some time on food preparation in a hectic environment.
Babies and kids aren’t aware of the situation you are in during the move, but they can for sure feel the stress. When they are hungry they will for sure show you that. Since we all know they tend to become nervous and cranky if hungry. The best you can do is to come prepared and keep some routine in check.
Contain the baby in a safe space
Babies are unpredictable, they move pretty fast and in one minute they are here, and in the next one, you don’t see them anymore. This is why containing the baby in one safe space is crucial in the beginning.
Determine which room and area in the house will be a safe zone for your baby, and put baby gates around it. Put their playing pan there and you’ll be able to work while supervising them. Also, keep in mind that you can play with your baby while you are unpacking things, just be creative.
Set up some things ahead of time
Clean and healthy air is crucial for babies. Before the moving-in day, change all the air filters and schedule professional cleaning so the air vent won’t circulate accumulated dust and dirt.
Also, if it’s possible set up some areas ahead of time like a pantry, baby playground, closets, and bathroom. Food, toys, books, and baby toiletries can be moved a day or two beforehand, without the help of professional movers. If you do this you’ll have a few things less to unpack and worry about since you’ll be prepared.
Babyproofing your home is one of the things you should do before you start moving in. Cover all the outlets, place the toilet lid lock, and place the locks on the cabinets with chemicals. Secure all other places that are potentially dangerous for kids.
Hire a nanny, or ask some family member to babysit
There is nothing wrong with asking for help if you know you won’t be able to take care of the baby and organize your home at the same time. If you already hired a nanny before, this is a perfect time to do it again.
In case you never did that and you are worried about how it can turn out, ask some family member to step in and help you out. You can switch and take turns so your baby won’t notice when you are gone. Having someone trustworthy around will boost your productivity and you’ll handle all the tasks without pressure.
Moving With The Baby Can Be Easy
Moving with the baby can be way easier with adequate help. There is no need to be a hero and do it all on your own, spare yourself a bit and have professional movers do most of the things for you. This will allow you to focus on your baby and make the transition less stressful for her.
Our team of experts can handle all your tasks with ease while you are taking care of your family. Send us a message and we will respond to all your requests.
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