How to help your pet adjust to a new baby
The Humane Society has tips for helping your pets adjust to a new baby.
I especially liked these hints:
"-Accustom your pet to baby-related noises months before the baby is expected. For example, play recordings of a baby crying, turn on the mechanical infant swing, and use the rocking chair. Make these positive experiences for your pet by offering a treat or playtime.
-To discourage your pet from jumping on the baby's crib and changing table, apply double-stick tape to the furniture."
Our cat did not take kindly to the arrival of our son. She just hid for several weeks. I wish we had done more to prepare her.