We just moved about a month ago. We had been living with my parents for the last 9 months and moved into our own house in the same town. So, while a lot of things are the same, a lot is different for DD because she was only 13 months the last time we lived in our own house. It has been tough on her at times. She calls our house "new house" and she has at times seemed a little anxious about it, especially when we were spending long days there working without her (she was with my parents, and knew we were at the "new house"). However, she likes it, likes her room, etc. She has seemed to be a little overstimulated by the new environment, especially all of the books (we have LOTS). We finally moved them to the basement and she actually seems calmer now that she's not compelled to run from bookshelf to bookshelf checking it all out. We also are back to having indoor pets again (they were not allowed inside, except for the garage, at my parents') so that has been a change for her as well. I'm
but the point I'm trying to make is that I think there have been more changes than normal for DD because of the particular circumstances of our move plus her age.
Anyway, my mom brought her over for lunch one day before we actually started sleeping there. DD really enjoyed that and I think that was a big part of helping her understand what was about to happen. Mom had her pick out one of her possessions to bring to the new house - she brought one of her favorite books. We also talked about things a lot ahead of time; what our new routines would be like (she stays at my parents' house during the day).
Moving has certainly had an effect on her, but I don't think it's been too traumatic. Good luck - I hope everything goes smoothly for you! Let me know if there are any specific questions I can answer.