Introducing a new pet to your baby (and vice versa) can be quite the delicate task. It may not matter who comes first – or second – because you need to treat them both with the same kind of care and love. In order to make a stress-free introduction on your part, there are some things to consider.
Here are some tips on how to introduce your baby to your new cat:
– Keep them separate at first so the feline can get used to having a baby in the house and not react badly. Also, make sure your kitty can’t reach your baby at any time unless you let it.
– Be calm. It’s a nerve-wrecking situation because you don’t know how they’ll react to one another. Try to be as calm as you can though – your new cat will sense something is off and their first meeting may not go well. The cat is the newbie in the house, so slowly introduce them into your home.
– Start off small. Hold your cat near the baby – just close enough so that the feline can smell the baby – and talk in a soothing manner to your new kitty.
– Don’t leave your kitty out. Your new cat may act out for your attention and to pout if you’re giving too much attention to the baby and not them. Especially since it is new, be sure to spend some quality one-on-one time with your kitty every single day!
– Reward your new pet with treats. With all new pets, they’re going to be a little wary at first and you don’t know just how much they’ve been trained – or not trained! Reward good behavior with your baby with treats so your new feline associates your baby with positive feelings.
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