Congratulations! You’re expecting your first baby...and now you are looking to move. This is a crazy time in your life without a move. Add moving on top of baby prep and you are looking at a hectic adventure. If you get the opportunity to choose when to move, you have the luxury of moving before or after you have the baby. 

As Charleston residential movers, we have years of experience moving families of all sizes and stages.  We have a few tips to help you decide when to move:

Pros for Moving Before a Baby:

  • Scheduling- With a baby you have to worry about their sleep schedule and feeding schedule. Before the baby is born, you have the opportunity to move on your own schedule. Plus, babies take a little longer to adjust to a new environment so they can sleep better if they only move from the hospital home.
  • Postnatal Recovery- Depending on your delivery, your postnatal recovery could take longer than expected. This could hinder your ability to assist in the moving process and could even delay your moving efforts.
  • Rest, Relaxation, and Bonding- Moving before you have the baby gives you more opportunity to relax and bond with your baby when you get home.  You don’t have to split your time and attention between moving and the baby.

Pros for Moving After a Baby:

  • Packing is Faster- Packing and moving with a large, pregnant belly is not easy. Moving after the baby allows you to be able to move and pack easier and faster.
  • No Unexpected Pregnancy Complications- Pregnancy can be difficult and come with complications for many women. Moving after giving birth allows you to relax and focus on the pregnancy and nothing else.
  • Adjustment Period- When you move to a new area, there are plenty of ways for moms to get involved.  You get to meet a lot of new moms and your baby can make friends as well.  This may help you get adjusted to a new area faster.

There are several pros and cons to moving before and after having a baby. Moving and having a baby are exciting and stressful on their own, but together it can be quite a challenge. Contact the professional movers at Azalea Moving & Storage for help. We offer a wide variety of services that will help you through every step of the moving process. Call or visit our website to get your FREE quote today!