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My family is moving for the 3rd time in 3 years. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br>
The last time we moved DD was in a two week long melt- down, I'm not sure if it was from severe GERD or from the actual move. Or both.<br><br>
How did you toddler handle moving? What helped him/ or her transition better?<br>
Any suggestions?
 

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I just moved with my daughter - she was 25 months - we didn't do anything special and it was fine.<br><br>
My mom was worried about it too but my daughter was perfectly content with her new digs.<br><br>
Is your toddler generally high stress or more laid back?
 

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We've moves several times in the past 3 years as well. I've always used favorite video's to keep consistancy. Wherever we go if there is some Thomas the Tank Engine it is home. We also went back to co-sleeping. Getting used to a new bedroom alone can be really scarry. We have kept the family bed and I think it has helped a lot.<br><br>
Anything that you can keep together that is the same is good. Like the same bag of favorite toys andbox of cereal. But, new things help too to stimulate interest in something besides the new surroundings.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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We just moved with a 20 month-old toddler. She did show some signs of stress, she was a little more demanding & cranky than usual. The way I helped her transition was I tried to be available for her whenever she needed me, and that meant nursing more times during the day than I usually can bear!
 

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dd was around 20 months when we moved 1300 miles. She honestly did a lot better than I thought. When we got into our new house, I made sure I got her room and playroom done first, that way she could start getting used to it.<br><br>
I took lots of pictures of her old digs and area, so she can look at them too when she wants. And I made sure I pointed out all of the fun stuff at our new place (playgrounds, etc.)<br><br>
I also got a neighbor to take her while the movers were there... I didn't want her to see them packing up her stuff. Before they came, her and I put a few things into a box so she would understand what was going on, but I didn't want her to see them just systematically throwing stuff in a box, KWIM?<br><br>
Toddlers really do transition pretty well to moving I think. Of course there is a little bit of stress, but it's not too bad (not as much stress as mama has anyway! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) Good luck with your move!
 
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