It’s no secret that cats are attracted to movement. So it is no surprise that our feline friends seem drawn to them, especially when they’re filled with the scent of newborns.
How to keep cat out of bassinet
There are a few simple things you can do to keep your cat from climbing into your bassinet and potentially becoming a nuisance.
- Make sure the bassinet is out of reach. Make sure the bassinet is out of the way by placing it in a closet or behind a door that your cat cannot open. Keep the crib attached to the wall, using screws or nails if necessary. If you have an extra bed in your home, place it near the bassinet, so your cat has more places to stay away from it.
- Install a baby gate at the entrance to the bassinet. This will help keep your cat out and ensure the baby doesn’t fall out.
- Keep the bassinet clean and free of tempting surfaces like toys and food bowls.
- Provide plenty of toys and lounging areas for your cat outside the bassinet so they don’t feel compelled to try and get inside when they’re not wanted.
- Keep a close watch on your cat at all times, and if he or she tries to get into the bassinet, remove him immediately.
- You can also try keeping your baby co-sleeping with you instead of in the bassinet.
Why is a cat attracted to the bassinet
There are many reasons why cats may be attracted to bassinets. One possibility is that the bassinet provides a warm and secure place for the cat to rest.
Bassinets also make great climbing posts, providing a spot from which the cat can survey its surroundings.
Cats may also be drawn to bassinets because they smell baby powder or other infant-related scents, which may comfort them when feeling displaced or lonely.
Also, many cats enjoy the sound of babies crying or singing, which can be soothing for them. Yet, bassinets make great places for a cat to hide and watch movements from afar.
Why you should keep your cat away from bassinet
If you have a baby, chances are your cat is also interested in being a part of the family. However, some risks are associated with having a cat around a baby.
One of those risks is that your cat might get into the bassinet and cause injury to the baby. Here are some reasons you should always keep your cat away from the bassinet.
- Cats are natural climbers and often find ways to get into high places, such as cribs and bassinets. This can be dangerous for your baby since cats have sharp claws and teeth.
- Cats can spread household diseases to your baby if allowed inside the crib or bassinet.
- A cat in the room may disrupt your child’s sleep environment by making noise or stalking them during sleep.
- Cats are naturally curious creatures and will often explore new places. This can include checking out the bassinet, leading to them tangled in the fabric, or falling out of bed.
- Cats have a habit of scratching furniture, which can damage wood surfaces. Bassinets are especially vulnerable since they’re made of soft materials.
- If your cat gets into the bassinet and starts playing with the baby, it could cause the baby to become scared and cry.
- If your cat scratches or bites the baby, you could be liable for any injuries.
Keep your cat away from bassinets if you want to keep your cat and your baby safe.
What to do if your cat climbs into your bassinet
If your cat climbs into your bassinet, you can do a few things. The first thing you should do is try to scold your cat.
If that doesn’t work, you can try to get them out of the bassinet by using a blanket or a piece of furniture to push them out.
If that doesn’t work, you may have to get a ladder and climb into the bassinet with your cat. Once they’re out, make sure they don’t get back in again by using barriers such as fences or gates.
The best way to keep a cat out of a bassinet is to keep the bassinet in an area that the cat cannot access. This can be done by using a baby gate or door that the cat cannot jump over and placing the bassinet on a sturdy surface that the cat cannot push or pull.
It is important to keep your child’s room clean and organized so the cat cannot hide or find hidden objects to use as cover.