It is a very delicate process introducing your pet to a baby. You don’t want the animal to compete for your attention, or have bad associations with the new member of the family. While still expecting try to reduce your attention to the pet, ignore him time after time, so he gets used to you being busy with the baby and doesn’t stress out about it. Your partner should step up and develop a closer relationship with the animal, to fill up the blanks. Apply some baby lotion or powder on your arm, let your pet get used to new smells. Turn on time after time the rocker, crib mobile, invite friends with kids over. Let the animal get used to new sounds. Always supervise and reward your pet’s good behavior with treats, let him have good associations. To teach the cat not to jump on the crib or changing table, apply double-stick tape to the furniture. When you return from the hospital, your pet will want to greet you. Have someone else take the baby into another room while you give your pet a warm, but calm welcome. After the initial greeting, you can bring your pet with you to sit next to the baby; reward your pet with treats for appropriate behavior.