February 21st 07, 03:56 PM
on Wed, 21 Feb 2007 14:38:47 GMT, "Mommy of 2 via CatKB.com" <[email protected]
> I also made the nursury off limits when I wasn't
This is the key. More specifically, NEVER leave young children
unsupervised around any animals.
I already had 2 cats when I had my first baby. We never had a problem, and
somewhere around here I have a pic of a toddler laying on a very happy
kitty (but no scanner, oh well). I taught my son at a very early age how
to play with my cats safely (chasing flashlights was their favorite game),
and of course kept kitty claws trimmed since babies have such tender skin.
My cats loved my babies (so did my dog). Just don't neglect your kitties
after the new baby arrives and they will be fine.
The only real concern you need to be aware of is the risk of contracting
toxoplasmosis while you are pregnant, and passing it along to your baby.
You should NOT be cleaning litter boxes, though at this point in your
pregnancy (3rd trimester) the risk is not as great.