We all know that moving is an obscene amount of work.
But holy smokes, it's 1000X more work with a baby! You can't proactively pack when you have a little around because you genuinely need all the stuff you have out. You can't pack the clothes or the toys or the diaper changing station early. Or your life will consist of a mess of meltdowns.
Alas, everything always has a way of working out. My parents flew into town (because my mother continues to be a SAINT) and helped us with the last minute-ness of packing with a baby. Two sets of extra hands were so welcome!
And now we're comfortably in the new house (well... Working on getting it de-boxed and comfortable). Here are some pointers if you're moving with a little person, from a person who moved with a little person.
Tips for moving with a baby:
1) Pack after the baby has gone to bed. You won't get much done with them awake, and if that baby is mobile, they'll likely just pull everything out of the box anyway! Invest in some good packing tape to secure that box after it's packed, too.
2) Get more hands. Take friends and family up on their offers to help! Joke is on them if they were "only being nice" with their offer. You need more troops on the ground if you're moving with a baby, so march them in.
3) On moving day, have one person in charge of the baby/babies. I took Henry for the day and kept him on our normal schedule, while hubs managed the movers and my folks were at the new house for deliveries/cable guy/internet guy/slew of random "guys" that are needed to reconnect your life.
Good luck if you're moving, and Godspeed to you if you're moving with a baby in tow!