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Any tips for bringing a baby in to a two cat household. Anything i should do before baby gets here? How about after?

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Asked by jacksonA at 8:40 AM on Dec. 31, 2009 in Pets

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  • Some cats are better then others only thing that I can sugest is right after you have the baby bring a hat or clothes thebaby wore that day and let the cats sniff it. Most cats ignore babies. They do like to snuggle sometimes, but no need to worry about that .

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 8:49 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • We had our two cats for years before we had kids, so we were mildly concerned about how the cats would react. They didn't react. They couldn't have cared less. The babies didn't feed them, so they had no interest in them. When we brought each of our babies home from the hospital, we set them down in their carriers (the babies) and let the cats sniff them, then the cats walked off. That was it. We have always kept the bedroom doors shut so that the cats weren't in the kids rooms and the cats stopped having interest in their rooms. The only time a cat goes in there now is if they are following me. When I leave, the cat goes with me.

    Answer by slw123 at 10:58 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • I work at a pet hospital and this is the advice we give out to expecting parents: wrap baby in a blankie that isn't that important to you right after baby is born. Have dad, or a grandparent bring the blankie to your home and leave it in your cats favorite spot before you get home. The cat will have a chance to get used to baby's smell. And when you get home let your cat smell the baby, and chances are you'll find that your cat will just walk away uninterested. Good luck!

    Answer by milfalicious08 at 12:01 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Get rid of those cats! They will suck the breath out of your baby b/c they smell the milk on their breath! They can do this at night when your not even looking! And the litter box is a health hazard. Yuck.

    Answer by forevermom75 at 12:24 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Lol, very funny Forevermom.
    Anyways, chances are your cats will just ignore the baby and their litter box isn't a health concern unless your baby is going to be eating it.

    Answer by Nzumbe at 3:02 PM on Jan. 1, 2010

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