Preparing your cat for the new baby
Cats are naturally attracted to things that smell good and are soft and warm, notes Theisen. “This makes the baby’s sleeping area attractive. Some folks opt to keep the cat from entering the room. Some cats will respect a baby gate. Some families put screen doors in front of the room,” she says.
Since you’ll be blocking the entry to the baby’s room, create alternative spaces that are soft, warm, and appealing for your cat. One idea? Find the window in your home with the best sunbeam and place a soft bed directly in the light.