Not Sure How Your Dog Will React to the New Baby? 4 Tips to Make the Transition Easier! by Tori Ulrich
Before the first human child arrives, many of us are already parents. Pets are often the first "children" and are the center of attention pre-baby. Get your furbabies (FB) ready for the new arrival and make the actual arrival a bit less stressful! Here are four tips!
- Get a treat jar just for the nursery. Give one to FB when you go into the nursery pre- and post-birth so that it's a positive place to be.
- Let them sniff all the new baby stuff as you get it and let them '"help" get the room ready.
- Put a bed/blanket in the nursery for the FB so they know they have a safe spot in this new room.
- Try not to be frustrated if the FB gets agitated when the baby cries. They sense distress and are trying to help (like when YOU cry). They just want to know and love their new sibling.
Set them (and you) up for success!