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26/07/2010 at 11:30
28/07/2010 at 21:56
I've got 2 cats and a 4 month old...never had a problem..cats don't really bother my son and he is too small to do anything to them...yet at least. He loves the dog though..
All you need to do is make sure the cat does not enter the room your baby is sleeping in as cats have been known to find the warmest place to sleep...i've got 3 kids and had cats with all of them different ones to the 2 i have now and i've never ever had any trying to climb into cribs/basket or cot with my babies..you just need to be vigilent... shut doors etc..and if it's an indoor cat be extra careful when touching soiled litter etc..ours were prior to this baby but started to go outside just afterwards and it's brilliant..no smell and no yukky litter to clean up..fab!! my cats are much happier too!!
hope this helps xx
29/07/2010 at 12:58
I agree, I have two cats (old now) and a 2.5 year old boy but I always made sure they couldnt get in his room when sleeping as sometimes they try and sit right by your head and this could cause problems for a baby.
Also as mentioned above wmake sure they cant get near any cat litter.
I think it is good to have pets, we have two cats, one dog and Harry really loves animals.
05/08/2010 at 23:29
That was one thing that annoyed me when I was pregnant with people saying we had to ditch the cats. When we had Mia they weren't interested in her in the slightest. When she got a little bigger she pulled their furr & they didn't react at all. They were so patient. It was like they knew she didn't mean any harm & couldn't help it. We used fake furr to teach her to stroke not pull & now the cats are her best friend. They roll on the floor together. I never left her alone with the cats if she was in her moses basket etc because I'd heard they sometimes sit on babies but I think it's more a case of common sense. To me it's the same as someone telling you to get rid of your oven because your baby could burn themselve. Yes, they could but only if they were left on there own. Personally I say keep the cats & if you think there is any cause for concern at a later date then maybe have a rethink but I just think cats get a hard time when all they really want is to sleep, wash & eat.
06/08/2010 at 09:02
Old wives tales. People thought that cats would suck the breath out of babies.
I have two cats and three kids, one more on the way. The cats avoid the children. The only thing I did was put a sheet of silver foil in the moses basket when empty to stop the cats sleeping in it!
Same as with any animal just keep an eye out, don't leave babies unattended with animals, basic child rearing. Try and encourage your kids to be gentle with the animals and not pull their hair, tails etc!
I have a friend who ditched her cat of 8 years because she found out her child was allergic. But I think they could have made a few changes and kept both!!
06/08/2010 at 19:16
03/09/2010 at 18:03
I have 5 cats. no problems.
16/12/2010 at 14:06
16/12/2010 at 23:21
cat poo can be hamfull to pregnant women so dont clean the litter tray.
if your worryed about the baby and cat you can buy cat nets to go ovet the baby baskit or cot but i found my cat stayed away, id just keep an eye that thay dont sleep in the baby bed when baby isnt there and keep an eye on the cat
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