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Old 03-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #11
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personally, I'd be fine if my new kiddo had a cat allergy and we had to get rid of the cats. But, since we own the cats, I sorta gotta take things in stride.
I would too... sorta. I hate our cat (don't worry, pet lovers, I take care of him, pet him, feed him, let him out when he wants, etc. he's fine and well cared for. I just don't like him.), but he's a good mouser so he stays. If we weren't able to have a cat in the house, we'd definitely have mice - a lot of mice. Which is totally worse than a cat I don't like, lol.

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Old 03-05-2013, 05:36 PM   #12
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I would keep the door shut to baby's room. Cats love to go where you don't want them to.
I second this one. Just keep the door shut.
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Have you tried saying it with a spray bottle? I would assume the room isn't huge and with practice you could probably hit the cat without getting out of the chair. It didn't take the cat long to learn what was of limits when getting sprayed every time he was caught where he shouldn't be.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #14
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Have you tried saying it with a spray bottle? I would assume the room isn't huge and with practice you could probably hit the cat without getting out of the chair. It didn't take the cat long to learn what was of limits when getting sprayed every time he was caught where he shouldn't be.
Our cat used to like being under the crib when we put the baby down.

The spray bottle is the ONLY thing that got her out (not treats or anything). Now you touch it and she runs. Lol.
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We don't bother trying to keep our two cats off of baby's stuff. I don't find it to be a big deal. We keep the door closed when we are sleeping to keep the cats out, but other than that, they can go where they want.
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We have 3 cats who we are going to have a heck of a time keeping them out of Baby's room, but we are going to try to keep the door shut...I'm sure someone will find a way to sneak in at some point! (I swear, our cat that acts more like a dog is also a ninja kitty! she's so quick and sneaky! She's the "fat cat" of the house, too! lol.)

At the moment they are still allowed in the room because we do not have the mattress for the crib yet and we do not have the changing table cushion. The changing table has the super thin uncovered pad that comes with it on it at the moment and one kitty loves to sleep on it, which I'm fine with for now because that's not the one we will be keeping. Once we get those items though, we will start shutting the door to get them used to it being shut again.

For us, the REALLY hard part is going to be when the Baby is in our room for the first little bit in the cradle! At least two if not all three of the cats like to sleep in bed with us, so it'll be tough to get them out of that habit...I forsee lots of door scratching in our future : /
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I have a feeling though that we will eventually, probably sooner, rather than later, allow the cats in the room. The reality is, they are going to be all over everything not in Baby's room and baby touches those things, so how is that any different? IMO.
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I have a feeling though that we will eventually, probably sooner, rather than later, allow the cats in the room. The reality is, they are going to be all over everything not in Baby's room and baby touches those things, so how is that any different? IMO.
Agreed, I can see me BFing baby in the rocking chair across the room from the changing table, kitty comes in and jumps on it, Iím not going to interrupt babies feeding just because of a little cat hair. When ever Iím not in the room, the door is firmly shut to keep them out of things with out me rite there, but I have to admit that I like having the cat in the same room with me, so banning her entirely isnít going to work. And FYI, her litter box is cleaned every day, so itís most likely a lot cleaner than what ever DH and anyone else tracks thrue my house on their shoes every single day. Note used condoms, spit out gum, and other random really disgusting things I have seen on a city street on a normal day.
Cats in particular arenít dirty, itís against their natures, but that wasnít the point of the thread. If your not a fan of cats, more power to you, Iím not a fan of all cats either, just mine. Lol
Thanks for all your ideas and responses, I feel a little better now. smiley
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Yes I would make a big deal out of it. Cats poop and pee in a litter box and then walk all over babies stuff.
EXACTLY.
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In my experience, the cat started leaving the stuff alone once the baby was using it. Problem solved itself. May not be the case with every cat, I'm sure.

Your cats walk all over the house, on the furniture and everything, you can't keep baby away from every surface a cat has touched.

I do like the blanket idea, just to keep the fur off of things though.
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