Moving to a New House with a Toddler

Moving to a new house can be quite stressful and challenging. On top of that, if you have a toddler to take care of, the stress could easily mount. Packing your stuff while keeping an eye on the little one could be pretty overwhelming.

Perhaps the biggest hurdle you’ll be facing is making your kid realise that a massive change is imminent. However, it’s possible to take the hurdles associated with a house move in your stride. Here are some tips to make things easier.

Let your Toddler know you’ll be Moving

Your child has no inkling that you’ll be moving. Hence the house move could be more distressing for your child than it is for you. So, you should help the little one deal with the impending change by discussing the house move with her well in advance.

Your toddler will not be able to cope with the stress of moving as effectively as you or your spouse. Therefore, you should make sure she knows about the transfer to allow her to adjust with the change.

Stick to your Schedule

See to it that the normal routine of the toddler remains the same throughout. Children more than grown-ups, don’t like to be uprooted, and find it more difficult to handle change if it’s forced upon them. So, it’s absolutely essential that you do your best to maintain the current schedule in the new house.

Hire a Babysitter if Required

It may not be possible for you to constantly keep an eye on your child on the D-day. You can always ask a close relative or friend to take care of the kid, or better yet, hire a babysitter. Entrusting your tot to a babysitter or family member offers you peace of mind, enabling you to focus on your work.

Choose an Established House Moving & Removals Company

Packing the belongings, lifting and loading them smoothly on the transport van – these are tasks best left to the professionals. Make sure that you choose a certified house moving and removals company with extensive experience in the business. After all, you’ll want the bits and pieces to arrive in perfect condition.

Set up your Toddler’s Bedroom of First

The very first thing you need to do after moving in is to organise your kid’s room. Ultimately, you want to ensure that the child feels safe and secure in her new surroundings. Help her adapt to her new surroundings by arranging her toys and books the same way as they were in the previous home. Try to spend as much time as possible with her in the first 3-4 weeks so that she feels confident and safe.

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