Tips on how to prepare the pet for the arrival of the baby
Before the baby is born, many changes must be made at home and in the family routine, as well as how the house works. The couple will have to prepare a room for the child, buy clothes and accessories, learn, and also change some customs and habits of the day to day of the house. If the couple has a
Before the baby is born, many changes must be made at home and in the family routine, as well as how the house works. The couple will have to prepare a room for the child, buy clothes and accessories, learn, and also change some customs and habits of the day to day of the house.
If the couple has a pet, it is also important to prepare it before the baby comes home, to avoid changes in their behavior such as jealousy, especially if it is a dog or a cat.
Babies and pets
Parents should be aware that a baby, that is, their smell, their crying, their babbling, etc., will be a novelty for the pet. They can cause unexpected reactions, feel displaced and therefore need to get the attention of their owners. There are dogs, for example, more or less friendly and social according to their breed. They can behave more or less jealous, adaptable, curious ... For this reason, GuiaInfantil.com has prepared some tips on how to prevent and prepare the pet for the arrival of the baby.
Tips for before delivery
1- It may seem strange, but it would be interesting if the pet becomes familiar with the sounds of babies. With some recording of crying or babbling, the pet can get used to the sounds that the baby will make when it arrives.
2- If the mom or dad is going to spend more time in the new room, it is recommended that they move and stay in the baby's room more often, so that the pet gets used to the absence of the couple in the other rooms in the house.
3- It is advisable that the pet has contact with the objects and articles that will be in contact with the baby. With your stroller, with your crib, and even with personal items such as clothes, soap, lotion, talc, shampoo ... you will use the baby, etc.
Tips after the delivery
1- When the baby arrives home, it is advisable that the couple does not change their habits of greeting the pet. While one holds the baby the other greets the pet.
2- The parents should bring the baby to the pet progressively, so that both do not get scared and get used to their smells, aspects, etc.
3- At the beginning, it is important to limit the entrance of the pet to the baby's room, with grilles, at least during the first 3 months of the baby's life, or while sleeping. Then, little by little, you can share the room with the pet, always keeping it under control so that you do not climb into the crib or push it.
4- The pet should not be completely alone with the baby.
5- When the baby begins to crawl or walk, surely the pet will be used to their presence, and may even be more aware of the baby as if it were their caregiver.
6- The baby and the pet can develop a very nice relationship if both learn to live together. You also have to educate the baby how to treat the pet.