Adding a new member to the family is a beautiful thing, but it comes with its challenges. On a day as stressful as moving day the last thing you want is to deal with an unhappy baby. Taking a few extra precautions before moving with your infant can be the difference between a screaming baby and a sleepy baby, so why leave anything to chance?

What precautions should you take when moving to Louisville?

If you’re flying you should:

1)      Leave yourself lots of time. Not only should you be leaving yourself extra time to get through security but you should be prepared for time zone changes as well. Just like adults, babies need to adjust to jet lag. Use some extra time before the day of your flight to switch your child’s bedtime to the new time, for about 15-20 minutes a day.

2)      Manage your equipment. If you use a stroller, wheel it to the gate. You may be able to put it in the overhead compartment. Or, "gate check" it - leave it with the attendant at the door of the airplane. Pick it up at the door of the plane when you land or at Baggage Claim.

3)      Bring a change of clothes.  Bring 2-3 changes of clothes not only for your child but a shirt change for yourself as well. Bring some different size plastic bags for any dirty clothes you might make throughout the day’s travels.

4)      Don’t forget food. Consider bringing fresh food that is allowed through security that you can mash later. The pressure changes during take-off and landing can cause painful earaches. Landings take about a half hour and are sometimes more painful than take-off.

5)      Bring entertainment. Bring your baby’s favorite blanket or toy to make sure they stay comfortable and happy the whole day.

If you’re driving you should:

1)      Pack the car in advance. Leave the home goods packing to your Louisville moving company and focus on packing your car for your child. Pack all the things your child needs like a favorite blanket or toy, diapers, wipes, formula, and pacifiers before you get in the car so you make sure you have it and your moving truck doesn’t.

2)      Bring a change of clothes.  Bring 2-3 changes of clothes not only for your child but a shirt change for yourself as well. Bring some different size plastic bags for any dirty clothes you might make throughout the day’s travels.

3)      Get a good car seat. Get a car seat that’s comfy for your new born and safe for the long journey.

4)      Don’t forget food. A hungry baby’s not a happy baby. Keep fruit on hand to mash if necessary or bring some other snacks. Bring napkins to make sure your car stays nice and clean even if your baby doesn’t.

Whatever way you may be traveling to your new home, with these precautions and the help of a moving company in Louisville you can enjoy the start to your new life with the joy of the newest member of the family.

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