Toddlers love adventure, so a relocation with a little one can be very exciting. Still, it’s essential to ensure that your little one is ready and you’re prepared to meet your little one’s needs throughout your household relocation. You can do several things to ensure a smooth, successful move with your toddler.
1. Have Your Toddler Stay With Friends on Moving Day
Kids are curious, and sometimes that curiosity can lead them to trouble. On relocation day, you’ll have much to think about, and paying attention to your little one may be challenging.
If your toddler interferes with those moving boxes, they risk getting hurt or endangering the safety of others. So instead, have your toddler stay with friends or relatives on moving day to be safe. This will give you peace of mind that your toddler is safe and allow you to focus on the relocation activities.
2. Pack Your Baby’s Go Bag with All Their Essentials
When you arrive at your new home, your child will need essentials like clothes and diapers immediately. If those essentials are packed in a box intermingled with other moving cartons, it could be hours or days before you find what you need. Pack a go bag with everything that your child needs for several days, including:
- Bathing essentials (shampoo, soap, etc.)
Make a list of items your child usually uses daily and pack everything you can think of.
Remember that your child will also need furniture items you can’t pack in a go bag, such as their bed, high chair, or booster seat. So have a plan to keep these things available and ready to use when you arrive at your new home.
3. Speak Positively About Your Upcoming Relocation
Your toddler pays attention to your attitude and outlook. For example, if you express anxiety about your upcoming move, your toddler will likely pick up on that anxiety.
Talk to your child positively about moving and your new home. Express excitement, and talk about excellent features you’re happy your new home has. Your child may not understand your words, but they can pick up on your tone and attitude. So speaking positively about your relocation can help your little one keep a good mindset.
4. Find Services In Your New Location
Toddlers need a lot of services, from childcare to pediatricians. Find those services in your new area before your relocation is complete. For instance, if your child gets sick on your second day in your new home, you’ll know who to contact for help. Likewise, if your child needs daycare soon after you move in, you’ll be ready to take your child to daycare when the time comes.
Make a list of all the services your child will need in your new home, and check off those services from a list, one by one.
Hire a Reputable Moving Company
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