1. Packing boxes isn’t fun at all and they won’t be much help with that but one way I entertained Astrid while I packed was to let her decorate the inside of the boxes with colouring pens. Great distraction method and plus you have pretty boxes to put things in.
2. Let them pack there own toys and sort them how they like. That way they can feel more involved with the packing process and help them to realise that moving is happening.
3. Be prepared to give them lots of comfort and be prepared for some regression. For us Astrid stopped eating as much and lost all interest in potty training. Plus lots of tears the settling back to normal process is long and were still not back to normal yet.
4. Decorating with a little one is a nightmare but hear me out let them help. Crazy as it sounds as long as your painting all walls the same colour it is possible not to have tonnes of mess. Little bit of trust in them and they usually do as there told.. Of course there may be some paint on the clothes or in the wrong place but hey anything for a bit of peace.
I hope that these tips might make it a but easier for all you parents out there. Please feel free to share your tips to so we can all help each other.