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Moving house - tips to minimise disruption for 12mo

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DotAndCarryOne Thu 28-Feb-13 14:37:19

We are moving house in a month, DD will be 12mo. We're getting a removal firm in to do all the packing and move us, over 2 days, so that side of things I feel ok about pushes glasses up nose and feigns competence

However, I'm fretting about DD on the move day. How important is it for her to see that we are all leaving the house and saying it goodbye? Or do I leave the house as 'normal', drop her at nursery then take her back to the new house in the evening when all the moving has happened? Or will it be better for her to travel with all of us (it's a 90min trip) from old to new house and skip nursery that day?

I am no doubt worrying about nothing, but it feels like she should have a chance to say goodbye to the house too. I am over thinking this, aren't I.

Oh, meant to add, she will only have been in nursery for 2 weeks prior to the move. I hope she's settled by then... confused

PoppyWearer Thu 28-Feb-13 14:42:22

You are over thinking, yes. grin

My DC1 moved house and nursery around 11-12mo and barely batted an eyelid at all the changes. She slept much better in her new room, in fact.

We worried over nothing. I sometimes drive past our old house and stupidly ask if she remembers it (of course she doesn't, she's 4.5yo now!). She is incredulous that we ever lived there!

DotAndCarryOne Thu 28-Feb-13 15:17:15

Thanks Poppy! She's been so clingy this week, it got me starting to worry.

If DD sleeps better in the new house, I will be cracking open the

jendot Sun 03-Mar-13 20:17:44

At 12m she won't even notice! As long as the important people are with her she will be fine. Babies are attached to people not places.
Good luck with the move.

loubielou31 Sun 03-Mar-13 20:21:24

Keep her routine as normal as you can and she won't even notice. Good luck with it all.
I've moved (county and country) with babies, toddlers and school age. It get's a bit harder every time, but the house bit is no probs it's the people that matter and that are missed

OliviaAllOverTheSpamMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 03-Mar-13 20:34:31

I would probably pop her in nursery if she is normally going to be there, as one less thing to worry about on moving day.
Personally I would do is put her bedding in a bag or case unwashed so it sort of smells "familiar" for the first night sleep.

Good luck with it all

DotAndCarryOne Mon 04-Mar-13 19:23:12

Thank you all. Good tips. Smelly bedding will be the order of the day smile

OliviaAllOverTheSpamMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Mar-13 21:39:39

Well, you know what I mean

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