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Tips for Moving with a Baby

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Moving can be incredibly stressful. Add a baby and there might be more than one tantrum in your near future. The best way to handle the change in location is to be prepared before, during and after with these tips.



Find a pediatrician

Now is the time to start researching a new doctor so you have one waiting once you’ve moved. Make sure the office takes your insurance and that they are close to your new home to avoid too much back and forth. Ask about their office hours and their availability after hours to provide peace of mind. Your current pediatrician may be able to provide a recommendation – just ask.

Firm up childcare

The decision between daycare and in home care is a big one. Whichever you choose, know that the process to find the right fit isn’t quick, even if you started well before your move.  Get advice from family and friends, and once you’ve narrowed down the list, make sure you perform background checks. Visit at least three daycares and spend enough time in the infant room to see if it’s the right fit for your little one. One question that should always be asked during the decision making process is the ratio of infants to caretakers.

Have movers ready to go

You’ve done the hard part of packing up while taking care of your baby. To simplify the process, hire professional movers to unpack and set up your new home.  This will save you time, money and sanity so you can be the best parent to your child during this stressful time.

Keep essentials handy

Babies need a lot of stuff on a daily basis. Bibs, bottles, formula, diapers and wipes go in the diaper bag, but make sure you also have a few changes of clothes, favored toys and bath products on hand to make the transition easier.

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