I'm 24 weeks pregnant, and this is our first. We have the crib set up (without sheets on it yet) in the spare bedroom, the cats slept in it at first but I haven't seen them in it in several weeks.
I was curious, to people who have cats and babies, if they have any problem with their cats jumping in the crib/bassinet with the baby? (NOTE: I am not asking about getting rid of the cats, they are my babies too and they will always be.I get so annoyed when I see people say they have to get rid of their pets because "a baby is on the way.")
We have 4 cats. One doesnt really like to snuggle with anyone, so I'm not worried about her. The other snuggles with my hubby and I, but stays away from new people and kids. One likes to play with everyone, kids or adults, but doesn't really snuggle. And the fourth is a huge snuggler with everyone. (He usually stays away from little little kids, babies/toddlers, but does like to play and snuggle with quiet kids and pretty much any adult.)
At first I thought of locking the cats out of the bedroom until the baby is strong enough to move around (we will be having her in our bedroom for the first several months) but bedtime has always been time for our one cat in particular (the one that likes to snuggle with us but not other people) to snuggle (he always sleeps on our feet.) And I know that if we try to lock the cats out of our bedroom, they will yowl,all night, and scratch trying to get in.
Those of you who have cats and newborns, do they jump in with the baby? Im thinking the cats are going to want to stay the heck away from the new noise box
but just thought I'd check and see what other people had experienced. We could try to make the crib/bassinet a scary place somehow (tinfoil/ballons maybe?) when we first set up the bassinet and get the crib ready. Or if there are any other tips on keeping them out of the bassinet. I'd really prefer not to lock them out, I don't think we'd get much of a sleep and the cats wouldn't understand either. But worst case scenario we will have to. Just hoping we can find a way to just keep them out of the crib/bassinet or hoping just to be able to watch them and the cats wont jump in because baby is in there.