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 Anyone ever bring a new baby into the home?

Hey ya’ll. Well, I’m getting ready for a C-section (originally was gonna be in almost 3 weeks, but SURPRISE mommy, may be as early as this Friday). Anyway, I am wondering if any of you have ideas to help minimize the jealousy that my dogs - especially my Yorkie. Oh my! - are gonna feel (well, one of my cats too) once the baby comes home. Anyone else do anything that worked well??? Thanks! LIZ



03/31/10  11:52pm

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 Anyone ever bring a new baby into the home?

well i have to see a fertility specialist tomorrow because i’ve been trying to have one for a year and a half now. but i do know i’ve seen some things about this before. i would suggest while you’re in the hospital to bring home some of the baby’s things. some of the clothes he/she has worn. something with the baby’s scent on it. bring it home to the animals to let them get used to the smell. now i do know you want the dogs to smell it, but not be all over it. you want the dogs to respect the scent of the baby. you don’t want them all over the clothes and when you bring the baby home they think they can be all over the baby.

once you do bring baby home, let puppies come sniff the baby but make them have respect. don’t let them jump on, or hover over baby. most of all, they need to start looking at baby as pack leader. they need first and foremost respect for baby. first step is smell, which is why i say get someone while you’re in the hospital to bring home something of baby’s for them to smell. make them have boundaries. i understand that the puppies were your babies and it’s going to be a hard adjustment for them. i carry my chihuahua around on my shoulder like a baby now and i can imagine the jealousy if i ever have one. so i understand your concern. i would start at basics though. make time for the dogs, but make them respect baby as well.



04/01/10  01:38am

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  Message To: Rae rae   In reference to Message Id: 2137679


 Anyone ever bring a new baby into the home?

I heard that if you introduce high chairs, toys, playpen etc gradually it gets the dog accustomed to the change gradually i was also told to buy a baby noise sound disk and let the dog listen to it too. It may not be the right advice but slowly not pay the dog much attention i don’t mean stop seeing him and the cat all together but if you have the sound disk and the baby on it starts to howl get up and stroll away... i don’t really know how to put it all plus i may never have experience in that department :( but hey



04/01/10  07:00am

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  Message To: Ghastly   In reference to Message Id: 2137710


 Anyone ever bring a new baby into the home?

Well, we’ve had baby stuff around for a while and I’ve been working on the nursery for half of forever it seems!!! I’m concerned about one of my cats too though. I’ve had him for 9 1/2 years and he’s been by my side the whole time (plus, he and my Yorkie sleep with us every night). I know Charlie - dog - likes kids/babies. He’s very affectionate and always wants to give kisses. BUT, they always go home :)



04/01/10  10:25am

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 Anyone ever bring a new baby into the home?

P.S. Rae Rae - good luck with your testing/treatment! It took us a very, very long time! But first I had thyroid problems (very hard to get pregnant with low thyroid), and finally I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (lots of little cysts on your ovaries). Believe it or not, it’s one of the most common problems (sis in law has it too) with fertility AND extremely easy to take care of. I was put on a medication and two months later was pregnant :) And Ghastly - you never know!!!



04/01/10  10:28am


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