I've got 2 cats and 2 dogs and I'm starting to think about how to get them ready for a baby. I know my cats will find a crib to be the perfect napping spot, so I saw some suggestions about a tent over the crib, but I've also seen that they are a hazard. Some people spray them with a water bottle when they get in the crib but my cats think that's a fun game.
As far as my dogs, I won't be leaving them alone with the baby ever, and I will do my best to get them used to the smells and sounds of a baby. I think they'll be ok if they're exercised and acclimated to the baby. They're well trained and listen to our commands.
Another reason I'm thinking about this is that I'd like to have the possibility of watching 2-3 other kids in my home. Do you think that the pets are a deal breaker?
I'd love suggestions in general, thanks!