Tips for Moving with a Toddler

by Dusty Rhodes on Jan 16, 2017  in 
  • Moving with Kids
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Toddlers, some of the smallest people in society that can mean so much too so many. They hold a very important place in American family units today, and they are affected by the actions and decisions of their families just like anyone else. When a family moves to a new location, the toddler moves right along with them; however, there are a certain number of things that have to be done in order to make moving with a toddler a success. Below, we’ve compiled a list of tips on how to successful move when a toddler is involved.

Take Care of Childcare- If you do not have the ability to watch your toddler on moving day, be sure to ask a close, trustworthy friend or family member for help during this time. Once you arrive at your new location, do your research and find a reputable childcare facility that you feel comfortable with.

Call the Doctor- Call your child’s pediatrician to let him or her know of your relocation plans, while making sure that your toddler is up-to-date on all medications before making the move. You want to do everything in your power to make sure your toddler remains healthy and safe during the physical part of the move. As with childcare, it is a smart idea to call and do your research on local pediatricians in your new location, ultimately choosing the one that is the best fit for your youngster.

Properly Prepare for Traveling- Whether you are moving by bus, train, plane, or car, always put the proper amount of time into planning the physical part of traveling with your toddler. Small details must be taken into account when a little one is involved. When and where will they sleep?  How will you keep them occupied when they are awake? If you are doing the driving, planning your route around the routine of the toddler involved is a good plan of action to consider if possible. If flying is involved with your move, direct flights will keep you from having to move with your toddler as much versus a flight with layovers. You want to get toddlers from point A to point B as safely as possible, while trying to eliminate the feeling of being uncomfortable or restless.

Keep Them Busy- When they are not sleeping, keep them as busy as possible. One great idea to consider would be to create a play pen like area for them to enjoy with their favorite toys, blankets, or stuffed animals while everyone is packing or unpacking.

Set Up the Bedroom- Set up your toddler’s living space with familiar items before you move to your new location, if possible. If they are comfortable in their new surroundings, it will not only make the transition easier on them, but for everyone else that is involved as well.

Safety First- Baby proof your new residence as much as possible. Check and cover up electrical sockets, put up baby gates, and be aware of sharp objects and corners. Doing this throughout the house will help to create a safe environment for your toddler in no time.

Toddlers put smiles on many people’s faces for many different reasons. We want to do our part to make sure that the toddler in your life has a successful transition experience. Hopefully, the above information is helpful to you. If you would like more information on our portable moving and storage services, please contact us at 1-877-627-8269.






Dusty Rhodes