Moving settings into child theme

I am nearly finished setting up my site (bridge2reading.org), but find I need to use a child theme to safely make all the changes I want.

I installed the sydney-child.zip file, but of course it doesn’t have many of the settings that are in the parent theme.

To avoid having to rebuild the site, can I simply use the Tools/Export function to save everything, then activate the child theme and use Tools/Import to load them back in?

Or is there a simpler way?

Thanks.

Nevermind … I just realized I could use the same instructions you give for moving from sydney to sydney-pro. seems to have worked like a charm.