We are a family of 5 and our stuff has multiplied and the sad thing the biggest things are clothes oh dear! So how can we make moving alot less stressful on the little babies. Here are some tips to try and relieve some stress on poor toddlers.
-Try to visit the new house before hand getting them used to seeing the new house. Tell them were there new bedroom is and show them exciting things like the new garden and maybe for my toddler she was excited to see a big bath.
-When you start packing ask your toddler to help you, make a special box for them to put all there favorite bits in so they know they are all coming too. Then make sure it is one of the first things moved and save it for your toddler to unpack.
- Say goodbye to the old house, take a walk round the old home saying goodbye and sharing old memories. This is going to be a hard one, I personally hate this bit and always shed a tear. Big loser I know! Saying goodbye will bring closure to your toddler (and you too).
- Alot of reassurance is needed keep them informed whats going on and unpack there toys and bed first. Keep some favorite books and teddys in a handy bag ready for bedtime, and be prepared for some unsettled nights and lots of tears. This may not be the case but preparing for it wont throw you off course too much.
- Remember moving is hardwork and we do not always get everything right or how we want it. Cut your self some slack if it does not go right. Enjoy setting up your toddlers room and rejoice in a good nights sleep.