(Closed) cat and baby????

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I don’t think it’ll be a problem! Just make sure to watch how the cat behaves around the baby for a little while until you can predict his behavior. Some cats like to lay on people’s chests, and that’s a no no for babies! But you could actually start to discourage behavior like that now, while he’s still a kitten.

And congrats on the pregnancy!

Post # 5
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My brother and his wife have 4 cats and they just had twins. The cats are not allowed in their rooms simply because of cat hair and allergies–but they are allowed to inspect the twins when they are around the house in the kitchen and so on and so forth.

The cats sleep in a separate room, not because they think the cats will smother the baby (that’s an old wives tale) but because they don’t want them to get scratched and they don’t want their cribs covered in cat hair (or worse, cat pee).

So having a cat is fine, just be smart about it, no worries.

Post # 6
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

my sister has three cats and when she had her kid (now three) there were no problems. She covered the crib with a net so they couldn’t get in but hta was it!

Post # 7
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it’s a problem but make sure that you don’t clean the litterbox when you are pregnant.  There is a chance that you could get toxoplasmosis from the dirty litter.

Post # 8
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have a cat and am currently pregnant, I think I also read somewhere where you should let the cat smell all of the clothes, (after you wash them) blankets, sheets, basically anything baby, etc. so your cat can get used to the smell so you’re not bringing something into the house that’s foreign to her/him…

Post # 10
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hi, if you have a litter box, you cannot clean it.  You have to make your Fiance clean it.  There is a bacteria that you can get that will affect the health of your baby.  I don’t think that the cat will have issues with the baby.  Cats are cool.  I live my two cat-babies.

Post # 12
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@vicarswifeintraining: Def not, esp since kitty goes outside! That increases the possibility of it having the bad germ.

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