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How to Prepare Your Child For a Move

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Moving into a new family home is an exciting step but it can be challenging, especially if you have young children. Here are some tips to make the best of your Calgary move and how hiring a relocation service can help. 


Moving to a new home is no easy feat, especially if you have young children! Hiring a professional Calgary relocation service is often the best option for parents because they can help:

  • make your relocation faster and more efficient
  • reduce the risk of injury to you and your children
  • create a more pleasant, cost-effective, and stress-free moving experience
  • shoulder most of the responsibility so you can better look after your children during the relocation

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How to Make Moving Easier For Your Kids

Moving with kids can be an ordeal, but it doesn’t have to be! By planning your relocation in advance, hiring a relocation service, and keeping communication open and transparent, you can make the experience a little easier for your child.

Here are a few ways to make the transition easier on your child:

Before the Move

When it comes to relocating with kids, it’s important to do as much as you can before moving day so that you can ensure a smooth experience. Here are some things you may want to consider doing:

  • Talk to your child about the move. Listen to and answer any questions they may have. This will make them feel more comfortable and help them know what to expect.
  • Stay calm. Children can pick up on their parents’ emotions very quickly, especially if you’re stressed or anxious. Try your best to remain calm during the entire packing and moving process.
  • Make packing a fun experience. Involve your children in the packing process: teach them how to pack correctly and allow them to pack up their own room so they can feel more a part of the entire experience.
  • Learn about your new neighborhood. Do some research with your child about your new neighborhood so it’ll be more familiar to you once you move. Research local groups, sports teams, and clubs to find out how you can best immerse your family into your new area.
  • Read a story. One of the best, and most fun, ways of helping a child through their moving anxiety is by reading positive children’s books about the relocation process.

Moving Day

Packing early on for moving day and the first few nights in your new home will automatically make the relocation process with your children much easier. Here are some essentials you should pack for the first few days in your home:

  • medications and a first-aid kit
  • pyjamas
  • diapers and wipes
  • toys
  • bath items
  • snacks
  • iPad with games
  • extra bags for messy clothes and/or dirty diapers

Tip: On the first night, try to create a calm and familiar space in your child’s new bedroom. By surrounding them with familiar items such as their favourite toy, stuffed animal, or books, your little one will instantly feel more at home.

Tips To Ease Your Child's Moving Experience

 

Settling Into Your New Home

It will take time to settle into your new home and become more comfortable in the neighbourhood, both for adults and children. Here are a few steps you can take to make the process easier and faster:

  1. Introduce your kids to your new home. Let your little one explore their new home with you. Make sure to point out any unique and fun areas such as great backyard trees for climbing, or any hidden stairwells.
  2. Let your kids help you unpack. By involving your child in every step of the moving process, you can ensure that they’ll feel more comfortable and at ease.
  3. Let them pick out the paint colour for their room. If your child is old enough, allowing him/her to make these small decisions about their new room can help them feel more in control and excited about the experience.
  4. Stick to your routine. This is especially important if you have a baby or a young child. Sticking to routine (eg. meals, playtime, naptime, activities) and keeping it as consistent and normal as possible can help the whole family feel more at ease.
  5. Meet the neighbours. Find out if there are other children in your neighbourhood around the same age as your little one. Once your child finds playmates, they won’t be so lonely.

 

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To find out more about how our Calgary relocation services can help ease the transition into your new family home, contact our office today at 403-540-4394 or fill in our online contact form.


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