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Moving House with Baby: 3 Tips for a Smooth Move

After you bought your new house, who could have predicted that comparing homeowners insurance quotes online and signing up for a new insurance package would have been so much easier than the move itself?!

Simply put, it’s BANANAS how easy it is to find an affordable homeowners insurance policy. What isn’t so easy moving with a little a cherub in tow? A cherub who if you didn’t know any better, you would swear she was a little changeling, given the sudden and swift mood swings.

Babies don’t like traveling in the car for too long, nor do they like to settle down for a nap when you have things to do, like unpacking.

To avoid an epic meltdown for you and baby, here are three tips to make the new move as stress-free as possible.

Hire moving help. Moving house is one of the top 10 causes of stress. Packing, cleaning, driving, unloading and unpacking make for a busy day, if not a week. Doing all of this with a baby on board makes it even crazier.

Lessen the burden of the move by hiring moving professionals. Depending on the service you ask for, moving professionals can pack up your house for you, move your belongings to the new house and unpack everything for you there. If you can afford to pay someone else to do it, why not?

Stick to the baby’s routine. Nothing will mess up your infant child more than being forced to skip nap time or getting their meals at odd times of the day. According to the Baby Sleep Site, infants and small children "thrive with predictable routines; when those routines are disrupted, it can make them anxious, particularly if they are slow to adapt or sensitive."

No matter if you’re in the middle of unpacking dishware or are instructing the moving staff on where the sofa needs to go, you’ll need to stop what you’re doing and make sure the child is fed at the same time she has been fed every day. It’ll be tempting to let the baby nap in the car seat while you remove boxes for the car’s trunk, but if it’s not at their regularly scheduled nap time, don’t let them do it! They’ll keep you up later when you need your sleep after a busy day of moving.

Ask a sitter to watch the baby. How many times has your mom asked to watch the baby overnight? This would be a great opportunity for you to have your first night without the baby. You’ll be distracted by all of the cleaning and unpacking you’re doing, giving you less time to worry about the baby and wondering about how your mom is handling everything. Besides, she’s done all of this before, so there’s really no reason to worry, is there? And it’ll keep your little love bug on schedule .

To keep yourself from worrying too much about the baby during the move, make sure the sitter is someone you trust with the baby implicitly, such as your own mom, as suggested above.

After all’s said and done and the baby’s been put down for her regularly scheduled nap, visit CoverHound to find a great deal on homeowners insurance.

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