Cat in baby's bed – should I worry?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
6633 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would be shutting the baby’s door and keep kicking out the cat. You do not want the cat to form a habit of sleeping in your baby’s crib.  I know when my son was a baby we would kick the cat out of his room if she went in there.  My son is 3 now, our cat will maybe once in a great while go in his room but she knows his room is off limits to her

Post # 3
7196 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I wouldn’t let the cat get the idea that the crib is his or an okay place to hang out. I’d fix that bad habit now before the baby gets here.

Post # 4
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Oh. My. God. That is the cutest picture.  


I only have experience with cats. And with my guy the more I don’t want him somewhere the more he wants to be there. If I give up and let him he eventually tires of it and moves on a few days later anyways. I doubt it will be a problem unless he gets territorial about it.  You could try to remove any objects that help him get in a crib like a chair or dresser he would need to jump on first to get into the crib. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  Sancerre.
Post # 6
4163 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We set up the pack and play by our bed last week and put aluminum foil in it. Herbie’s jumped in just once (that I know of)- it was in the middle of the night, I heard it and yelled at him to get out (he quickly did.) Since most cats don’t like the texture/noise, it appears to be working.

He’s 17 and has also slept with me his entire life, but a couple months ago we started shutting our door at night. It’s made a big difference in how well we sleep- we’ll let him in for a morning snuggle, but that’s about it. Having a cat AND a newborn share a room with us… I think I would lose my mind.

You really don’t want your kitty to think the crib is an okay place to hang out. Since you’re not going to use the blankets with the baby, why are they there? You might also want to try spraying paper towels with a citrus scent- could be a good non-toxic cat detterant (sp?). If you keep the cats in your room, maybe get his a small snuggly kitty bed instead.

Post # 8
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I think you should buy a cat tree. We have two cats and ever since we bought them a cat tree they don’t want to sleep anywhere else. Its a great place for them to scratch, play and sleep. Well, except the radiator in winter 😉 

Post # 9
4650 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

eocenia:  I have no kids and no cats, but man he looks so cute and comfy in there!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

He is so cute!!!  In the baby/cat interactions I’ve observed, once the baby was in the crib, kitty wanted absolutely zero to do with it.  I don’t see any harm in letting the kitty have his fun now.  Also, my kitties will fall in love with a certain spot for a couple of weeks and then abruptly decide never to hang out there again, so I think you should be fine.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Just had to say that I love seeing pictures of your gorgeous kitties!!!

Post # 14
1473 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t see a problem, chances are the cat won’t want to sleep there once the baby comes. If you do see an issue with the cat once the baby is there, you may just have to shut the cats out. 

You could follow PP’s advice and get a cat tree – I’m sure the cat would prefer to be up high!

Or you could always look into a crib tent – I don’t know if there are any issues with safety or not, but I read they can be an option when you have cats. 

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