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hey mamas! can anyone give some insight/tips for transitioning to a new home for my 6mo dd? she gets pretty disrupted by a change of space and travel... she refuses to sleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . she gets so excited and overwhelmed that she just cant close her eyes and drift off.<br><br>
we would also like to move her crib to her own room as well. which might be a double whammie?<br><br>
advice please!
 

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We are moving soon too. We aren't going to put DS in his own room, but I am still worried about it being hard. I am going to try to bring the same blankets that we have been using at night and hope that it helps some. Anyone else made a move with a babe?
 

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I did. We actually moved twice and traveled a lot before my son was 1 year (long story). He was pretty easy going about it. I don't know if it was the constant change in scenery or just his personality but he wouldn't go to sleep easily either. We had to use the sling to put him to sleep for many months because it forced him to lie quietly.<br><br>
Anyway good luck with the moves. My best advice would be to not get stressed out yourself since the baby could pick up on that.
 

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My dd is the same way too. She LOVES new environments and visitors, but gets overstimulated and then she won't sleep or nurse.<br><br>
We moved into a new home just a few weeks ago when she was just 5 months old. There were two things that seemed to help.<br><br>
One, on the first day, she watched dh and some friends pack up some of our furniture (e.g. sofa) and then watched them unpack it in our new house. The first day of the move we stayed in our old house, minus most of our furniture (we slept on the mattress on the floor). She wasn't entirely relaxed about it, but was okay (much better than the trip to Grandmas over the holidays). Two, on the second day we drove her over to the new home first thing in the morning (she seems to adjust to change better in the morning). That gave her all day to get used to the house. She was short on her first nap, but adjusted just fine as the day progressed.<br><br>
I am not sure how far you are moving, so maybe these suggestions won't help. But I've learned as a rule of thumb with my dd, that mornings are better to introduce change.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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We just bought a house and moved in December. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Two months already???<br><br>
DD was all a mess for a few weeks but she's settled nicely. I think since I was so stressed, it got transferred to her. Cosleeping made the sleep easier - she just nursed all night long. I don't know what to tell you about a crib since we don't plan on doing it until she leaves the bed on her own. We do need to get a bigger bed, a full isn't big enough for us all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Worst part for me was packing and unpacking, frankly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> I had people to help which stressed me out further. I'm not moving again with a small babe.
 

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I'm in the same situation.<br>
I am moving this Tuesday to a brand new home. My dd is 3 1/2 months old.<br>
She is used to living at my parents house rite now, and then we go to our apartment building each day also. (Long story but our apartment wont allow babies, they are an adult building 18+..so Ive been staying @ my mom/dads until my house is finished being built which is FINALLY feb 20th).<br>
She sleeps 8-10 hrs at night in the bassinette in our room. Sometimes I co-sleep when its just her/I.<br>
But I'm worried bout how she is gonna adjust..<br>
We are also gonna be putting her in her own room and in a crib.<br>
YEEKS.<br>
Advice??
 

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LOL a lot of people are moving. We are moving too in a few weeks. I think my ds will do fine as he usually does great with travelling. We co-sleep so that helps calm him at night. I personally think moving to a new house AND into their own room for the first time might be a bit much all at once. Maybe try to hold off on the own room thing till she settles in her new house?
 

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We're about to make our 5th move in two weeks, and DS will be 1 next week. I think it's actually good to move around a lot and change up the environment. Makes things more interesting. I think that children are really adaptable at a young age as long as really important things stay the same. To the OP, if you're co-sleeping now, I would continue it at least for a few weeks after you move before moving babe to the crib just so she has time to adjust to the new environment first.
 
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