Figuring Out the Best Way to Move With Young Children
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You can help your young child adjust by packing unwashed sheets and blankets, so that the smells are familiar. You can also play soft, comforting music to help distract them from the loud noises of furniture and appliances being moved and installed. After the move, you'll have time to focus on helping your baby adjust.
Reestablishing a sleep plan in your new house may take a little time; you can spend a night or two in the nursery to provide comfort and security (UPack). Also plan to babyproof the house quickly for physical security. Becoming involved with activities and families in your new community will help establish an essential support system, Spackman explains.
Though moving with small children adds a complex layer to a new lifestyle change, it's doable, through practical and thoughtful planning. Click here to read a full plan for moving with an infant or toddler.