Plan ahead of your newborn's arrival. Gradually introduce changes in routine and environment to ease the transition.
Pet's behavior and body language to anticipate their reactions to the new family member.
Create positive associations by rewarding your pet when they exhibit calm behavior around the baby.
Always supervise your pet's interactions with the newborn. Use a leash or baby gates for added safety.
Stick to your pet's routine as closely as possible. Consistency can reduce stress during this transition.
Ensure your pet has a designated space where they can retreat and relax away from the baby.
Gradually expose your pet to the baby's scent and sounds before direct interaction begins.