Sometimes multiple major life events coincide, such as moving into a new home around the time of the birth of a newborn. While there is often a lot of excitement when these events overlap, they can also create a lot of stress and anxiety. Pregnant women should avoid lifting heavy objects to avoid injury, and preparing a life for the newborn takes a lot of attention away from moving day.
In this post, we will discuss 7 moving tips for moving with a baby, before or after delivery.
Take a lot of stress off your shoulders and hire experienced moving professionals to do all of the heavy lifting. A hired helping hand can also save time and prevent potential injuries that are more likely to occur during a do-it-yourself move.
Even if you have hired movers, it will be helpful to have a friend or two on hand to help unpack boxes or to handle the baby on moving day. Grandparents are great for such times.
Consult Your Doctor
Although you may be seeing a doctor for prenatal check-ups, make sure that you mention your upcoming move. The doctor may have specific medical advice for you, especially if you are feeling overly stressed during this time.
Try to begin your moving process as far in advance as you can. This will make the packing and moving process more seamless and less overwhelming than a last-minute move.
If you are moving to a new town, make sure that you will have a doctor when you arrive. Study your insurance coverage or benefits package so that you have a pediatrician and/or a gynecologist. Also, discuss your move with your doctor so that your records can be transferred in an expedited manner.
Plan Food for Moving Day
Make sure that you will have enough good, nutritious food for moving day. If you are nursing, make arrangements so that you will have time and a comfortable place to feed your child. For those who opt for bottles, plan out how many bottles you will need so that you can pack what you need for the big day.
Move in Advance
Whether you are pregnant or caring for a newborn, you might want to move in advance of the truck. You can take care of yourself while continuing to gestate, or provide a quiet environment for your baby while papa manages the move.
We hope that you enjoyed our moving tips and have a successful move into your new home with your new family. If you are seeking professional moving services in the Portland area, contact Priority Moving Services for a free moving quote.