It’s a two-way street when it comes to introducing babies to cats. The truth is that cats must be introduced to babies while babies are growing up. Cats are more skittish around new babies in the house because they are aware that plenty has changed in their home very quickly. To help the baby and cat relationship get off to a good start, it’s important to prepare the cat first, and then deal with cat and baby relationship next. Once the baby can crawl and toddle around, that’s when the cat will need some protection. Babies are notorious for pulling ears and whiskers, grabbing paws and tails, and chasing kitty around as soon as they can toddle. These 20 tips offer a timeline of sorts to help manage the process that introducing baby and cat really is.