For some reason I am very nervous about how my cats will react toward my baby. They sleep with us everynight and I am scared that they will try to crawl in his bassinet. I am thinking that I will close my door and shut them out, but I don't want to make them think I don't care about them anymore. Of course my son comes first, I was just curious if anyone else is feeling this way also. Thanks
Asked by Anonymous at 7:37 PM on Dec. 25, 2008 in Pregnancy
Answer by Evan2007 at 7:48 PM on Dec. 25, 2008
Answer by sassy_brizzy at 7:48 PM on Dec. 25, 2008
We had two cats (about 7 mo when my son was born) and a dog (3yo) I kept the kittens in our master bathroom at night... When we had our second son I didn't even care. They tried to get in the bassinet before he was born but we sprayed them with a water gun so they knew not to get in there before he even arrived. Now? I sent my doggie to live with my mom because she got more attention there and she had started nipping at my son. I had to find one of our cats a new home because of an unexpected military move. But the other cat... He herds my children around the house like cattle. Seriously, he pushes them until they go where he wants or until they pet him :) LOL! It's adorable.
Answer by CooksWife at 7:53 PM on Dec. 25, 2008
Answer by heidicummins03 at 7:57 PM on Dec. 25, 2008
Answer by SamanthaAgain at 8:03 PM on Dec. 25, 2008
Don't let them on your bed in the first place,
I don't like animals in my bed..no dogs...no cats...to much hair....unhygienic! IMO
BUT..whatever floats your boat,
i would do what you said.....and shut the darn door,!!
Answer by LexsiesMommy at 8:29 PM on Dec. 25, 2008
Answer by BOLSAS at 9:01 PM on Dec. 25, 2008
I was worried. I didn't have a bassinet though, just a crib. I got a crib tent to keep them out of her crib. It turned out to not be a problem for us - they just weren't interested. But I know that it IS a problem with some cats and the baby ends up scratched or the cat ends up laying on the baby.
BTW: Now that she's a toddler, the crib tent has been a godsend since it keeps her IN the crib. She started trying to climb out at 14 months. If I'd moved her to a bed as so many suggest, she would have stopped napping, bedtime would have become an hours long running battle, and she would be roaming the house at night. With the crib tent, she knows she can't get out and just happily goes to sleep (most nights). If I forget to zip it up, she gets upset and insists that I do. I highly recommend getting one.
Answer by kaycee14 at 9:16 PM on Dec. 25, 2008
Answer by IluvHarry at 9:32 PM on Dec. 25, 2008
Answer by CooksWife at 9:42 PM on Dec. 25, 2008