Moving with children is stressful. Children rely on their daily routine to help them through the day and exercise is the ultimate break from that routine. Children can find it difficult to understand why they are moving and what is involved. It is therefore important to speak to the children about the move as early as possible so that they can familiarize themselves with the process.
Movers in Dubai has completed thousands of moves with children. Here are some tips to help you move with children:
1. Explain to the Children that they are Moving:
Let the children know as soon as possible that they are moving. You need time to process the information and emotions that come with a transference. Depending on your age, you may need to explain to them what moving means. It is important that you share all the details of the move with the children and ask how they feel about it.
At first, children may be sad or afraid of leaving the only house they have ever known. It is your job to speak positively about the move. Children may need to be convinced that this is an exciting time full of new opportunities. It can be helpful to design the move as an adventure that portrays them as the main character.
2. Plan to Move with Children Earlier than you Think:
When planning a move with children, it is important to be prepared for the moving week and not the moving day. Stick to the daily routine as closely as possible each day so that the children are comfortable as you prepare them for the move.
It can be helpful to involve children in the moving process. It keeps them busy and makes them feel important. Here are some ways you can involve children in the move:
• Talk to them about their new room
• Help them plan the layout
• Excuse them by sharing how excited you are about the move
• Move like a game with a reward system when they behave
3. How to do packing with children?
Children may have difficulty understanding that packing up their belongings is temporary. Sometimes children treat their stuffed animals as real, so putting them in a box and taping them can be traumatic. That’s why you should make the move a game that everyone can participate in their room.
Have the children help pack their room and toys. Calm them down by talking to their stuffed animals and letting them know that everything will be fine. And involve children in the labeling of the boxes, perhaps with fun colors or stickers.
4. Prepare the Children for Moving Day:
Pack a bag with essentials for your child so that they can survive the day of the move and a few days afterwards. On the morning of your move, you may be stressed and worried about the transfer. It is important that you stay positive and explain to the children what will happen when the movers arrive.
Keep children busy with toys, I Pads, and activities during the move. If a relative or friend can take them with them for a few hours, it can help everyone during the move. If they need to be home, keep them busy with chores or involve them in the moving process. The daily routine should remain as unchanged as possible on the day of the move.
5. Bring the Children into their new Home:
After moving, everyone needs a few weeks to get used to the new environment. This is especially true for children. It will take them some time to feel comfortable in their new room and routine.
It is important to be patient with children after moving. Ask them regularly how they are doing and how much they like their new home.
Remind the children of what a good job they did during the move, and how proud you are of them. And ask children how their toys and stuffed animals like their new room and living space. This connects them to their new home and helps them become emotionally involved in it.
Preparing children for the move can be difficult and time consuming, especially if it is a long-distance or international move. But the actual move should be smooth and stress-free. This is why it’s important to hire Professional Movers and Packers Dubai that put customer satisfaction above all else.