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I know at least one of my contacts has done this…but I wanted to pose this to everyone.

Some of you know how disgruntled I have been with my job lately (no vacation for a year etc). My husband has gotten several offers from a company a couple of hours away but keeps turning them down because the timing was bad and we didn’t want to sell our house when we had a newborn or when I was pregnant. Long story short, we both think it is time for a change so he has scheduled a meeting with them to talk.

My questions…

How hard is it to move with a baby?
Any tips?
How long did it take for baby to adjust to his/her new home?

Ben is 9 months and very mobile. But we would be very near some of my family and my best friend (the really good thing about moving), so I’m sure someone could take him for a bit while we unpack or could help my husband with the heavy lifting while I keep an eye on the boy.

Hubby just texted me to say that if we move he wants to build a house…great…just great.
Do you think that would work for a baby too, Sara?

8 Thoughts on Have you ever moved with your baby?
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    July 27, 2011 at 12:17 am

    I moved about 4 months ago when my son was 5 months old and my daughter is 5 years old..The adjusment was very fast for my son–It was an easy adjustment because mommy and daddy were still here and still showed him love..the work part of it is alot and its exhausting but it was worth it for us in the end..Gl and i hope this helps..

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    July 27, 2011 at 12:23 am

    i moved once when i was 8 months pregnant and everything went fine.. and then i moved again 3 years ago with my youngest who was 4 months at the time.. i also had another child and he was 18 months.. the older children went to the grandparents for the day so we could go back and forth without having them running round our feet.. they were all fine with the move no problems.. its a new exciting adventure..

    good luck

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    Johnny's Mommy
    July 27, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Moving with Johnny was quite an adventure, especially because he’s so mobile. If your lil’ one is okay with playing in a play pen or exersaucer while you move the boxes, etc, then it won’t be that big of a deal. When I moved recently, it was more of them moving me and me watching Johnny. If you have someone that could possibly watch him while you move, I would take full advantage of it. Now when it comes to unpacking and stuff, Johnny helped me, LOL He unpacked several boxes right in the middle of the floor. 🙂

    And he was on the move the first night, exploring the house. He was perfectly fine with it from day one.

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    mommy to a precious baby girl
    July 27, 2011 at 12:56 am

    My landlord sold the condo we were renting and we had to move when my daughter was 3 weeks old. It was very hard to pack everything and move it while it needed to be used! I was pumping every two hours and it was a pain! If she was a little older as i assume your little one is it should be a lot easier. Even though she was so small she still knew something was different, she was awake the whole first night just looking around. My advice to you is be as organized as you can be and it should be a lot easier. Make sure the house your moving to is ready to be moved into. I had to live out of my living room while carpet was being laid.

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    July 27, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Good luck to you, Ellie! I’ve never done this (yet) but I would imagine that it would be MUCH easier on him now than it would be if you waited until he was a little older, as far as the change goes. I agree, ask your family and friends to help you out until you get settled in. I also agree w/ your husband, if you build you can get exactly what you want for a better price. I have some land given to me by my parents and will be doing the same some day. I love the idea of picking everything out and getting exactly what I want. : )

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    Sara C
    July 27, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Okay, so I’ve never moved with a baby, but I did move once with a kitten…is that the same? If so, I’d suggest just taping him in a small box and poking some air holes around the top so he can breath. 🙂


    But a new house sounds fun!!

    EDIT: I think as long as you throw a bottle and a diaper in there he’d be fine. You can’t honestly still be babying him…if you keep carrying him and letting him see his surroundings you’ll spoil him!

    Man, I hope people know I’m joking…this could end badly 🙂

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    ruby's mom
    July 27, 2011 at 2:12 am

    we moved from one coast to the other when ruby was 3 months old, and then we moved from our temporary apartment in that city to our house when ruby was 9 months old. both moves were very easy for ruby. the best tip i can offer is to set up his nursery/room immediately in any new house. also, it helped us to bring ruby to the new house a few times before the first night we all slept there. but, really, while the logistics for US were a pain, it was all impossibly easy for the baby. good luck!!

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    July 27, 2011 at 3:00 am

    We have moved three times since we have had my oldest. She was 10 months, 13 months and 2 years. We finally bought our house 2 days before her second birthday. Honestly, there was no transition (or very little). It was very helpful, I think, that she already slept in our bed, because that was the most comforting thing for her. As long as we were there she was just fine. Kids are pretty resilient in that respect. And hey, if moving will let you stay home, or be part-time (if that is what you want) Go for it! And building a house…Oh I am so jealous. What a great opportunity. Where would you live while it ws being built? That would be the only concern.

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