I know that kids and pets must have toys to play for growth and stimulation. In addition their is 65 million dogs and more than 77 million cats currently reside in U.S. households. For example many of those same households have or plan on having children. Besides old wives’ tales tell of babies and pets not mixing with jealous dogs attacking the new center of attention. I know some pets may not be well trained and millions of pets interact peacefully with people every day.

For instance before the baby is born, make sure your pet has all of its vaccinations and free from internal parasites. I would begin preparing the animal for change by introducing the pet to the nursery and to baby smells. Most importantly animals suffer from stress when changes in their routine occur, so prepare the pet well in advance. I would not make any changes to where the pet sleeps and eats–places and things. For instance if possible, offer to baby-sit so your pet gets introduced to the concept of baby.  I know you can even play a tape of a baby crying to get the cat or dog used to hearing this sound.

Therefore some experts even encourage role-playing in front of the pet before the baby is born. I would try carrying a blanket-wrapped with a doll to a changing table. For instance try “changing” the doll, all the while speaking to the pet about what you are doing. I know after the baby is born, bring his or her blanket or clothing home from the hospital before the baby comes home. Because you want to give the pet time to adjust to the smell. It is important to purchase USA made Kids and Pets Toys for safe and fun times for both.