Babies and toddlers understand a whole lot more than we think. Use this to your advantage and start talking about the new house way before the moving date. Focus on one asset of the new house and make it a big deal. I've been promoting the flat's staircase to the Toddler. He found a new favourite pastime; steps.
Ask for a tiny bit of help
Toddlers, unlike teenagers, are happy to help with the housework. Ask your little one to help you pack the toys. Although it's more likely the help will consist of unpacking what you pack, show your appreciation and encourage your little helper. This is a nice way to make them feel involved in the moving process and make the moving easier for them.
Call the Moving Fairy
A great and easy way to make your children love their new bedroom is to surprise them with a new toy and lots of balloons, courtesy of the Moving Fairy, of course. The Toddler is currently going through the boat phase and was thrilled when he discovered a fisherman's boat in his new room.
Keep your coolMoving house is a pretty daunting process for adults too. Letting go of a house and of all the memories that come with it and making a fresh start in an unknown space is not the easiest thing in the world. But you have to put on your brave face and not let your kid sense your feelings, otherwise you're doomed - to put it mildly.
Love fresh starts
Plan a fun activity in the new house immediately after the move - unpacking can wait. This could be gardening, baking a cake to celebrate the move, inviting friends over - for drinks, not to help you unpack. Show your kid that letting go is a normal process in life and that fresh starts are exciting and fun!