Baby 1 is almost 2 years old. Baby no. 2 due December 2018. Help!


Posted anonymously, 10th October 2018


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  • I don’t think there is ever a good time to move houses? It’s a very stressful task. I would suggest before baby 2 arrives however that doesn’t give you a lot of time!



  • Packing lighter and smaller loads is often easier on everyone if packing and moving without professional movers. If you have professional movers then the job should be easier.



  • In your case the sooner the better. The last thing you need to be doing is move when you have a new bub. Just make sure you take it easy!



  • Not sure if there is a ever a perfect time to move house! Getting organised and getting lots of help with moving is a good idea.



  • I moved house in between school years in order to not disrupt my child’s schooling. That’s not a factor in your case, so I would say move house when you absolutely have to and get lots and lots of help.



  • Oh my gosh, is there ever a good time to move house?!



  • Probably before you’re due with your second, because having a newborn and a two year old will keep your hands bound for a while.
    Get as much help as you can and use a moving company who can help you with packing.



  • If your house is ready or you find one soon, it may be your only opportunity for a suitable one.
    You are going to need help. If you can pack all the light stuff you aren’t using. Hopefully you can put the boxes where they will be staying before putting things in them. Don’t forget to label what room they are for…and what they are. Those that had to go into the rooms straight away I marked with a large *. The rest went into the enclosed lock-up carport/garage and were unpacked gradually. You need space to move about safely in rooms while you are packing and unpacking. Get help packing (and unpacking) heavy items. Do not put yourselves at risk by trying to do it yourself. I would not try to do it in hot weather if you can avoid it. Dehydration is a much higher risk then.



  • I would say move before bub comes out. With a newborn and a 2 yo its a handful. Do bits of packing everyday. Put things that you dun really need into boxes first and try to pack one or 2 boxes everyday but dun try to lift them, just move them to a safe place. And of course labelled them in details, I moved when my dd is 3mths old once and another time my kids were 3yo and 1.5yo. basically I cant get anything done after moving to the new place because I had to constantly keep an eye on both of them kept on touching things and open up boxes that they’re so curious about. At that stage they knew how to tear up tapes and boxes. Lol~



  • I don’t think there is a best time – I moved when I was 8 month pregnant with my first child when we moved the first time, and had a 18 month old the second time. Do it when your ready and the house is right


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