DD, whu is just 3 but house stuff started ;ast September, has been involved in all house house viewings. She was there when we showwd people round and there when we have gone to view other houses. We deliberately wanted to involve DD in the whole process.
In the evening we tried to avoid viewings after bedtime. But if in bed, you still need to be able to turn a light on and show people round - but maybe keep it short, and suggest they come back at a weekend - when light to see the house and that bedroom again in more detail.
Get the agent to do all daytime viewings - and be out/in the garden, for evenings ones, just ask people to be quieter upstairs.
Keep all clutter/toys out of the way - it's bloody difficult but necessary IME as some people really can't see beyond the noise/toys and do get put off.
I had a newborn when the house went on the market, and it took 9months to sell. I wouldnt show them ds room if he was asleep, told this to the estate agent who warned viewers and refused any evening viewings after 7pm (unless they were happy to miss seeing ds's room). Looking back, maybe that's why it took so long to find committed buyers!!!
i just finished a viewing with my little tike around (he will be 3 in june). we had a buyer up til 2 weeks ago but he pulled out one week before completion due cause he wanted another 20k off agreed price.... bastard, so i am just going through a load of veiwings again.
i'm afraid i put tv room on in play room, give him a packet of maltesers and bobs your uncle!!
tbh everyone who has looked at the house have been families so all child friendly. sometimes they bring kids which is very exciting for him.
but i have had no probs at all