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Should You Move Before Or After A Baby Comes?

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Things in life don't always play out the way you wanted. You would have preferred to have moved into a bigger house before you got pregnant, but that's not quite worked out. You have two choices: move while pregnant or move when you have a newborn. What is the best option? Here is a look at the pros and cons of both options.

Why Move Before the Baby

Moving before the baby will mean your focus can be on the move. There is no need to worry about childproofing anything and worrying about who will stop to feed and change the baby. You will not need to worry about childcare when it comes to meeting with realtors or worry about the way your home looks when people want to view it.

With babies come more belongings. You will find that the quote for moving will increase because of the extra boxes and furniture. Just think about the crib, baby bath, boxes of clothes and toys, and bottles and sterilizers. You can keep your items down by moving first and then buying.

You may not be recovered enough to move after the baby. Not all births will be easy and simple. You may find that you have tears or wounds that take weeks to heal, putting your moving schedule behind.

Why Move After the Baby

All that being said, there are benefits to moving after the baby. The first is that you do not need to worry about lifting items while pregnant. Not only will this put extra strain on your back, but it could also put excess strain on your pregnancy. You will also need to work out how to lift the boxes around your bump or find people to help.

It is easier to make friends when you move to a new area because of children. There will be groups that you can go to just for mommy/daddy and baby, so you meet other people with similar interests. You are more likely to get out for the sake of the baby, rather than just for your sake.

Newborns are not that difficult to move around. They will sleep more during the day than toddlers and young children, and only need some of the basics like feeding and changing. There is no need to stop them from putting fingers in plug sockets or getting into the cleaning products! Of course, not all newborns are willing to sleep all the time.

As you can see, there is no perfect time to move when it comes to before or after the baby is born. You just have to consider what works best for you. Hopefully, this pros and cons list can help you make an informed decision. For assistance with the move, talk to a professional like Gardner Moving.