- You’re looking to start a new life in a new home. But with a baby on the way you are not sure if it’s the right thing to do
You’re looking to start a new life in a new home. But with a baby on the way you are not sure if it’s the right thing to do. There are many pros and cons when it comes to deciding if you should move while expecting a child. There are many positive arguments for doing it. Assuming you have the right kind of support.
On the other hand, if you don’t, it might be best to stay put. Just make sure that your current home is good enough for the next few years. Or at least until the child is old enough for a relocation without negative consequences. In the end, you are the one who needs to weigh the pros and cons and make a decision. So, here are some arguments both for and against moving while expecting.
You need to think carefully before you decide to move while you are pregnant, alt pregnant woman in a park thinking about the move while expecting a child
Reasons for you to move while expecting a child
There are many reasons why you might want to move before the baby comes. With proper support from friends, family and your spouse, it can be done without much hassle. You will be much more flexible before the child comes. So it’s a good idea to make the best of it. While you still can. Because, once the baby is born, you won’t have nearly as much free time as you do now. Word of caution though, before you decide to move while expecting a child, make sure you talk to your doctor. Not every pregnancy is the same, and only an expert can tell you if you should do it or not.
Moving is a lot of work
While you can always hire movers to do the most things for you, moving is still a lot of work. You need to make a list of your belongings, sort them, pack them and so on. Then, once you are in your new home, you need to do it all over again, in reverse. Unpack everything, put it in its right place and sort everything out. And it takes a lot of energy. And while you feel you are out of energy now, imagine how you will feel once the baby comes. You will have to give it your full attention. And it doesn’t live much time for handling the move.
Buying a new home
Buying a new home it is not easy, and it’s a big deal. You have to scout for homes that are on sale, visit open houses and make important life decisions. When the baby comes your available time is going to shrink considerably. You will want to spend as much time with your newborn as possible. And when you are done taking care of it you will need to take care of yourself. All of that doesn’t leave much time for looking for a new home. Picking the right home takes a lot of time, energy and concentration. There are a lot of things that you need to pay attention to when picking your new home. And you want to be well rested and make informed and wise decisions.
Moving can disrupt a baby’s sleeping pattern
Newborns have very delicate sleeping patterns. They just got into this world and they need stability. If you move while expecting a child, when the time comes, your baby will have an easier time adjusting. Changing houses, rooms, even bed can negatively impact a newborn. They need time to adjust to every new situation. And it can lead to irregular sleeping patterns. And can even disrupt their eating pattern. So, in order to make it easier on your little one, move before you have a baby.
Moving after you’ve had a baby
There are also many good reasons for moving after you have had your baby. When you move while expecting a child you still don’t know everything that you will need. So, you will pack much easier. You will know exactly what you will need. And when you will need it. You will be able to help more with the move. And it will be much easier for you to settle into your new home. Moving with kids can still be hard, but at least you will be at your best while doing so.
Moving will be easier
When you are expecting a baby you are not able to do a lot of things. Depending on how far along you are, you might not be able to fly. You also certainly wouldn’t be able to lift heavier objects. And while you should still find someone who can help you prepare your belongings for the transport, you will be much more agile. You will be able to move efficiently and much quicker.
You will know exactly what to look for in a new home
If it is your first child, you still don’t have the first-hand experience in raising kids. And a little bit more experience with it can’t hurt. You will be able to pick exactly the right home that your kids need for a happy childhood. You can babyproof a home, but little ones can surprise us with their ingenuity. And with the experience that you get with your kid before the move, it will be easier to pick the safest possible home for it.
Pregnancies can be unpredictable
You should always consult with your doctor when making big life changes, like moving. Pregnancies can vary greatly from person to person. And you need to know your limitations. And your doctor can give you the best advice about them. But even then, there are a lot of things that can surprise you. Once you start the move there is no going back. There is no pause. And even the best plan can quickly turn into a disaster. Back pain is just the tip of the iceberg. If you stress yourself too hard during the move you might end up in bed rest for a long time. That’s why moving after you’ve had your baby might be a better option for you. Much less unpredictable things that can happen. And a much safer pregnancy.