The Home Stretch: 5 Ways to Survive Moving with a Baby

5 ways to survive moving with a baby5 ways to survive moving with a babyOh my goodness, I am exhausted. We moved to a farm this past weekend. It was the first time we have ever moved with kids. I am here to tell you that it is no joke. Moving with babies is a completely different ballgame - everything from the "stuff" you have to move to juggling your kids on the actual moving day. We took just one day to move out of our old house and move out to the country. With the help of our family and friends, we somehow got it all done, both girls tagging along too.

1. Talk About It
When you are expecting a move, make sure to talk about it with your little one. Get them excited about a new house or a new bedroom. The more you can prepare them for the transition, the better.

2. Get Help For Moving Day
Moving day can be crazy, especially if you're doing it yourself. Make sure you have someone you can pass your baby off to if need be. I'm SO thankful for my sister in-law who helped both with moving and taking care of my girls.

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3. Keep Track of Baby Essentials
One of the worst parts about moving is trying to find everything once you're in your new home. To avoid a mini-tragedy, make sure to keep track of essentials for your babe. The crib? The lovey? The pacifier? The diapers? Make sure you know where these things are so you can get to them ASAP.

4. Unpack Baby's Room First
The faster you can make your little one's room seem like home, the better the transition will be.

5. Expect Some Time to Adjust
Big changes can be hard on little ones. When you are moving to a new house, it's completely normal for babies to have a hard time. Waking up in the night, being overly emotional, and becoming easily frustrated are common behaviors of little ones.

- By Lacy Stroessner
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