For many of us we had practice at being parents for numerous years before we became Mums. I had my first taste of 3am feeds when I was 19 and hand reared a baby kitten. Hearing the cries in the middle of the night and staggering to the microwave to heat up a bottle gave me a glimpse of what was to come in the future. I always had pets and would talk about my boys to people at work who most likely thought I was talking about human children, not fur children.
These days our pets are our babies and they get very used to being the centre of your world. So when Mum disappears for a few days and then comes home with a crying bundle that seems to get top priority, it can be a bit of a shock to our fur babies. Helping them prepare for this change and then managing the first few weeks at home can make everyone a little less anxious. Here are some tips on how to make the transition as smooth as possible:
Before Baby Arrives
When Baby Arrives