HOW TO MAKE MOVING WITH A BABY EASIER?


Moving with a baby is ridiculously exhausting. Not that he would have much done with the whole thing. For me, moving is planning, planning and planning. Recycling, donating and basically getting rid of all the unimportant shit that's hanging around the apartment. But can't do it when the baby is awake, can I?
Today, I'm going to share some ways how to make moving with a baby a tad easier.

DUMP THE BABY
To his/her grandparents. Or somewhere who wants to look after him for a little while. D was staying for a renovating weekend at my mum's which was well, harder for me than it was for him. I had the worst separation anxiety but thankfully, we got some shit done. I couldn't stand the idea for a 9-month-old being in a "construction" site and end up inside a paint pot paint everywhere.

GET HELP
Asking for help might be a struggle, but everything goes a whole lot smoother with help than without it. J had some friends over to carry all our things with him, so I was able to keep D occupied at the times J's mum wasn't able to have him around. We kind of have only his mum and mine on the weekends as J's sister moved pretty far away and another one is working.
J's older sister's boyfriend was helping us with the renovation.

PLAN EVERYTHING OUT
If you've been following my blog for a while now, you must know that I have an unhealthy addiction to planning shit out. I make Numbers App charts about anything. (It's like Excel but Apple version.)
I plan everything from our weekly food to budgets, blogging and well, moving to their own little spreadsheets. It's so satisfying to tick things off the list!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE TIME WHEN THE BABY SLEEPS
I did this a lot. Ah, those nap times, which are umm... Pretty weird in our household. That baby is a nap time terrorist, it's his rules we play when it comes to naps. Thankfully, it has been eased so much for us and now that baby has some sort of internal clock that turns him off twice a day. These moments, when the baby naps, are perfect moments to fill some moving boxes - or take a nap. We also did something pretty unhealthy and survived with 5-hour sleep as we spent so many hours packing after D went to his night sleep. That's something I wouldn't recommend for anyone, so if you decide to do so, be aware of consequences. (Being tired AF, every single day.) 

Have you moved house with a baby? What would you add?





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14 comments

  1. Haven’t moved with a baby but if things go as planned then we will be in a month or two so this post came at the right time, thank you for sharing your tips, i’ll keep them in mind!

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    1. I’m happy to hear this was helpful to you :-)

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  2. Great tips! Friends of mine moved with a baby too and getting organized took out some stress :)

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    1. Getting organised is absolutely crucial haha!

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  3. I have been baby when my parents moved haha! They just dumbed me to our relatives for a weekend and did it all with some friends around. I have only moved alone or with other adult(s) that's whole lot of easier I guess.

    Good luck that it's all done for you by now. :)

    Best,
    Nora / https://dreamerachiever.com

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    1. Thankfully it’s all done by now haha!

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  4. I'll definitely go for dropping the baby at my parents if I am ever in this situation.....with lots of face time and Skype of course

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  5. Haha...the D I see on your insta stories will find his way to the paint bucket when no one is watching

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  6. I don't have a baby, yet. I bet it isn't easy. Grandparents are great if they can watch out the baby for a while. When I was young we had traveled a lot for fun and my parents have always managed to bring me along with them, I think that is so cool.

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    1. That is so cool :-) we’ve been planning to travel with D next summer as well, let’s hope all the money stuff works out to make it possible :-)

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  7. I am not at the stage of motherhood yet but I do work amongst people who are all parents and one thing I can never hear them saying enough is how grateful they are to have family or parents around them to help them out when needed. I would probably feel the same as parenting doesn't seem to be just a one person job - EVERYONE SHOULD HELP OUT!



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  8. I remember moving while my ex was pregnant. That did make things difficult, although I guess it would be harder with a baby. Taking advantage of all the help you can get is very important I agree.

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