Having a baby is one of the most beautiful joys you are ever going to experience. Imagine bringing another human being into this world and being responsible for even their tiniest responsibilities. It, undoubtedly, is an overwhelming task and it will definitely change your life entirely; pair it with changing your house at the same time an there you go, cherry on the cake. Well, not really. This is not just a source of happiness; it can go from excitement to panic very quickly if proper planning is not done beforehand.
More importantly, if you are about to become a first-time parent, you need to start coming up with a home relocation checklist for beginners. The task to top your list should be moving once you have had the baby. Start looking for places so you can turn one into a home. Here is a list of reasons why the relocation is necessary after arrival of the apple of your eye.
- A suitable place
Young couples usually do not choose their apartments or flats in accordance with the needs of a baby. In fact, mostly, their apartments are not very child-friendly because they prefer fancy art and design which includes sharp objects, breathtakingly beautiful but dangerous terraces and the likes of it. A child is going to want to roam about the apartment all the time and sometimes he or she will get out of your sight no matter how much of an eagle’s eye you keep on them. Baby-proofing your place is an option but it could take you forever and some things will still be left. Finding a suitable place is a better thing to do.
- Pregnancy is hard
Well, this is quite self-explanatory. Pregnancy is tough, hectic and irritable. You are going to have to deal with so much more than what you signed up for. Adding another huge responsibility to relocate during pregnancy is only going to create more problems. Your wife is already struggling with body changes, painful backaches, hormonal shifts, mood swings and what not. The pressure of moving and all that it entails can create stress for your wife and it is neither healthy for your wife or your child. It is better to make things easier for her and moving will definitely not do it.
- It is risky
We already know pregnancy is hard but it can switch to being risky if you are not too cautious. Packing an apartment is like packing your whole life and it is a very taxing job to do, especially with your baby bump. It is difficult enough to always carry another being inside you, so it is not advisable to add heavy cartons and moving vans in your experience. Moreover, once you have shifted, you need the place to look like a welcoming home for the baby. This includes tough cleaning. The chemicals used to clean are not very suitable for pregnant women to inhale. They can be very detrimental to their own or their baby’s health. Moving while pregnant is not worth the risk.
- Let the experience speak
Once the baby has arrived and you have spent about a month with him or her, you get to know what is needed in a place for your new-born child. You learn about the needs and are able to think clearly about the near future in which your child will grow and need the right kind of environment to be raised in. You will have a more vivid idea of how you want your home to look like and what features you are specifically looking for.
- Settling in the new neighborhood
Settling in your new neighbourhood will be very easy with a child. People tend to be more welcoming and amiable towards a couple with a child. You will be involved in the activities of your neighbours with children and get invites or visits for playdates more often. This will familiarize you better with the neighbourhood and make moving very convenient for you.
- New-borns can be easy to move with
Yes, it is actually the truth. New-borns are fidgety and demanding but they are easier to manage once you make sure they are clean, dry, warm and well-fed. These things can be taken care of pretty easily. That is why it is wise to not wait very long to relocate once your baby arrives in the world. It will be easy for you and easy for the child.
As established above, it is better to relocate after the baby’s birth than to do it during pregnancy. We hope your child is happy and kicking when he or she comes into this world and you find the best place for your beautiful family to settle in.
Jenny Harrison is a passionate technology and lifestyle blogger. She loves to engage with readers who are seeking tech, home, lifestyle-related information on the internet. She is a featured blogger at various high authority blogs and magazines in which she shared her research and experience with the vast online community. Currently associated with New York moving company ‘All Around Moving Services Company Inc.’ Specializes in arranging and assembling services of professional and skilled local movers locally in New York City as well as areas in New Jersey, Connecticut and the Miami Dale area in South Florida for their blog operations. Follow her on twitter @MJennyHarrison for more updates.