We have 2 girl cats Maisey and Maddison. We got them at 6 weeks old and they're now 5. Mia is coming up for 3 and Ava's one. i got annoyed like you. If anything the cats stayed clear of the girls and now they are bigger the cats and the girls love to play with each other. Mia likes to put their food out for them. I think it's mad that people give up their cats. I loved having Maddison especially while I was pregnant. She used to lay on the floor next to me and snuggle up to my bump. Mia used to kick and Maddison used to tap my bump back. Lol. I think it's great that you're keeping your cats.
Totally agree with both of you ... when I was telling people about my pregnancy they would all inform me that I had to get rid of my cat before I got there congratulations!
Now they all say I will have to watch my cat because she will sit on the babies face out of spite and/or jealousy which I think is total rubbish ... My mollie to totally spoilt always has been and always will be even when baby arrives and she is scared of her own shaddow if someone knocks at the front door she runs and hides till its all clear ... most of my friends dont even believe I have a cat because she hides until they leave so I have a feeling we will have to protect her from the baby lol
I have bought cat nets for the cot and moses basket but mainly becuase she will sleep in there when the baby isnt using them and I dont want a furry baby lol
I did do research on the net regarding cats sitting on babies faces and it seems that it was an old wives tale from the middle ages relating to religion and witches? and there are no solid cases of this happening cats have been found next to babies that have died of cot death and its believed they might have tried to keep the babies warm after they passed as cats are very protective.
Sorry rant over!
I think germs do you some good. I stopped steralising bottles and all the rest of it once these two started crawling. I know you're supposed to do it for the first year but 5 months was enough for us. If they are crawling all over the floor, they're at the area where feet at treading germs all over, pets tromping the outside in. Our girls have an awesome immune system and are so rarely ill.
If people are thinking about getting rid of pets for toxoplasmosis then wash their hand after changing the litter try and / or wear gloves. Or they could follow what I did and say that's your other halfs job as you're caring for the unborn baby 24/7 they have to sort the cats out. Lol. Mia was 6 months old before he realised I wasn't doing the litter tray still and I'd left it all to him.