Re: Toddlers and kittens...
It kind of depends on the cat. We have a generally very patient one that usually lets DS play with him. But twice he has scratched DS (once on the face), because DS was too rough. Our most patient cat will tolerate all sorts of love - the most he has ever done to anyone is hiss. Typically, though, he runs off if he doesn't want to be "loved" on. Our 3rd cat will let DS pet her occasionally, but generally just stays out of his reach.
Just be prepared to do a lot of supervising and teaching "be gentle" until cat and baby get used to each other.