Help Kids Adjust to a New Home by Camping In
Moving can be incredibly stressful for everyone involved.
For kids, the first night is often the most stressful of them all.
Not only are they in a brand new place, but also they don’t have all of the items they need to feel “at home” yet, either.
Their toys are packed away, their bed isn’t even assembled, and the new house is going to make funny noises they’re not used to.
TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN ADJUST TO THEIR NEW HOME AFTER A MOVE, FOLLOW THESE TIPS:
Camp out in the living room the first night in your new home.
Unpack some comforters, order in pizza, and curl up for some laughs and family time after a long day of moving. If you’ve already started unpacking, use the empty boxes to build an awesome fort they’ll never forget.
Resist the urge to get up and unpack more after the kids have fallen asleep.
If they wake up in the middle of the night, they’ll take comfort in you being next to them in the new, scary house. You’ll feel more rested and able to plow through the unpacking process the next day, too.
If there’s a reason you really need them to sleep in their own rooms the first night (say, you work the next day and must stay up to unpack), then:
Pack an “Instant Kid’s Room” box.
Include things like a sleeping bag, their favorite stuffed animal, a poster of a TV show they love, and a nightlight. Even if they don’t tend to use a nightlight, it’ll help them navigate the new home in the middle of the night in case they have a nightmare or need a bathroom break.And if you want College Hunks to make the rest of your move stress-free, too, call us today at 1-800-586-5872 or schedule your service online by clicking right here!