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Moving house - tips for moving with children

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mousemole Tue 05-Aug-08 17:43:40

We are moving from London to Edinburgh with our 1 and 3 yr olds. How can I prepare the 3 year old ? I have started talking about our new house and have shown him photos. We move in 3 weeks. Any tips really welcome.

MamaGLovesMe Tue 05-Aug-08 17:45:06

Make sure his toys/books/some spare clothes go with you and not the removal van so he can have his own things as soon as you are there.

We moved when our baby was 6 moths so a bit easier. He just wanted food and a boob. grin

TBH I probably worried more about the cat.

mousemole Tue 05-Aug-08 18:09:21

Thanks Mama G. I also have 2 cats and you're right - I am MORE worried about them ! Have just spoken to the vet nurse at length about what i can do to make their 8hr car journey more bearable !

MamaGLovesMe Tue 05-Aug-08 18:11:39

When you get in the new house, I would put the cat, still in the cage, in the room where s/he will sleep and let catty settle before opening the carry case. Favourite treat food would be nice too.

mousemole Tue 05-Aug-08 18:13:08

yes, think you are right. sadly for them we are moving to a house with no garden so they will become house cats.

hairycaterpillar Tue 05-Aug-08 18:14:20

How about asking him to choose something for his new bedroom?

Or Take a photo of a Teddy/cuddly toy and post it to him (in London) with a letter saying something like "Hi I'm your new teddy called xxxx I live in your new house and I can't wait for you to come and play" then make sure same teddy is in his new bedroom or wherever waiting to welcome him when he arrives.

MamaGLovesMe Tue 05-Aug-08 18:18:13

Lovely idea, HC.

mousemole Tue 05-Aug-08 18:57:50

oh HC that is a wonderful idea !

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