Cross-Country Moving Tips When Moving With A Baby

Moving into a new home can be quite an exciting journey, especially if you take into account all the moving, packing, and unpacking you have to do. No, we are not being sarcastic here – there really is a sort of thrill new homeowners feel when they finally settle in their new home. More so if you have your baby on board with you. It’s extremely important for you to know how you can make cross-country moving more comfortable for your family’s needs.

It might help if you learn more about how other movers are doing, especially in various scenarios. In the United States alone, around 35.5 million Americans actually move places in a single year. Moreover, 62% of the movers actually remained in their own counties in 2017, with only 34% of the movers relocating to a different county in the same year. What perhaps is more important to know is why people are moving in the first place. A lot of people actually move to relocate to a better or new home, to establish their own household, or because of other family concerns. Others also moved in order to find cheaper housing, find better jobs, or own their own home instead of renting.

Cross-Country Moving: How You Do It With A Baby

You’re not exactly alone when it comes to people who like to move around houses. However, before you call your preferred cross-country moving companies, it’s important to first understand that your baby’s comfort and care are still priorities during the transit. If you don’t take this into consideration, your move to your new home can be distressing for your child, and this is something you don’t want your child to experience. Here’s how you can conveniently move with a baby: 

Get your essentials ready

One of the most important tips when moving cross-country with a baby is to always take into account their essential needs. Depending on where you are, “cross-country” may mean moving via car, train, plane, or ship. With these many transport options available, you have to be prepared and anticipate the things that you need to pack for your baby. Aside from formula, diapers and other sanitary products, and extra set of clothes, what other sort of things does your baby need for a comfortable travel experience?

Try to get your baby used to traveling

An important aspect in achieving comfort during the move is to get some sort of related experience before the actual move. For babies, this can be best done by getting them used to traveling. Months or weeks leading into the move, try to drive around town or have a short trip. This at least allows the baby to get used to the experience of being in a moving vehicle, especially if the journey will entail a lot of hours to spend with you.

Have your baby accompany you in trips to the new home’s location

 If it’s completely feasible, try to bring your baby with you when you visit the new home you’re moving into. This at least allows the baby to get used to seeing new locations and places they’ll be visiting or playing around in the future. This can also get them a bit more comfortable to where you’re going to settle, and so adapting to the new environment can be a more seamless process for you.

Relax and have fun with your baby

Finally, don’t be afraid to relax and have fun with your baby while you’re moving. Remember, the point of the move is to go to a much better place where you can have a more comfortable life with your baby, right? As such, try to have this cheerful atmosphere before you even begin the actual move there to jumpstart your goal of having a happy family for life.

The Takeaway: Make Your Baby Comfortable While Moving

It’s always important to remember that making your baby comfortable during a journey is always a priority even for families in a cross-country move. This can be tricky at first, especially if it’s your first time. However, with the above points in mind, it’s very much possible to make your moving experience something your baby can enjoy, and this experience can definitely be something you can cheerfully look back in the years to come.

Kristi Cathey

Hi everyone! My name is Kristi Cathey and I’m glad you found your way to my blog. I am a mother of 3 beautiful angels. This blog was created in order to share my personal experiences in baby care and general health care for pregnant women. If you'd like to get in touch with me, please contact me by sending me an email via Welcome to

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