We are AF but because Hubby was stationed at Cheyenne Mountain we were able to live on Carson. It's very family oriented and they always had family stuff going on. If I remember correctly though it's a rapid deploy base, always coming and goings. I live in CO for 12 years or so and I would love to get back there when he retires.
if you want to live on post. call now and get put on the waiting list. if not call and ask for reliable rental companies in the area and check out their sites for rentals. throw out everything that you arent positive you want to keep.
Keep saline drops in your diaper bag. Colorado has higher elevation than most other states (not sure where you're coming from), so the air is thinner and your baby's sinuses will dry out faster than normal. A couple of drops of saline in his nose every so often will help keep him comfortable until he adjusts to the new climate. A tiny bit of vaseline applied with a q-tip works too.
Do what you have to do (go to the gym, drink some herbal tea, whatever) to stay relaxed and stress-free during the move, otherwise the baby will pick up on your stress....and the last thing you need during a PCS is a cranky baby. BTDT, it makes everything 10x worse!
If this is your first PCS, attend the Smooth Move workshop offered by the base -they've got lots of great tips and will walk you through everything that needs to be done. You'll also get a handy timeline worksheet to help keep you on track. Good luck!
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