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July 14th, 2011, 07:34 PM
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I have 3 cats. They are all 3-4 years old so they are not kittens. None of them has ever been around a baby so I wasn't sure how this will go. They all run this house

So I got a bassinet this past weekend and I figured it would take a while to keep the cats out of it... They have showed no interest at all in it. So far, so good!!

How are you getting your pets ready for baby?
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July 14th, 2011, 07:57 PM
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We put our stuff up so Dottie would get used to the new stuff before baby arrived. In my experience cats have a harder time adjusting. However they are more prone to just ignore the baby as well. I think by putting her stuff out you are helping them. Just go slow when you first bring baby home. Good luck!
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July 14th, 2011, 08:50 PM
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You could bring home a blanket that you wrap her in and let them get used to her smell, etc. Do that before you leave the hospital. I am sure you will have to stay at least one or two nights.
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July 15th, 2011, 04:38 AM
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When we had Danica we just set her stuff up before hand and they "explored" it, but never went into the crib (not once to this day!). But, I have 2 very easy going cats that already know that they are not allowed on the furniture.

When she came home, they showed little to no interest until they got used to her, then it was just sniffing her head
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July 15th, 2011, 06:08 AM
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I don't really think we are going to have any issues... Although the cats each have completely different personalities they are all loving in their own way. Plus the attention they get won't drop much as the boys will all still be here and they are the ones that spoil the cats more than I do
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July 15th, 2011, 07:26 AM
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Oh yes I forgot about the blanket thing. That is a good idea too. We will probably do that with Dottie as well if I remember LOL.
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July 15th, 2011, 07:41 AM
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I have two small parrots. They're pretty easy going with change. I spent a lot of time introducing them to new people and places and things when they were babies. The baby will be just another member of their human flock.

They're pretty gentle, too, so I'm not too afraid of any injuries. They're also fully flighted for a good reason (meaning I don't clip their wings) so they can leave situations they don't like. That way, they can get to know the baby on their terms and not be afraid of her. (Disclaimer lol.. anyone who has parrots, don't let your bird's wings grow out, unless you've done a lot of research on how to care for a flighted parrot)
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