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4. Get Your Pet Used to a Bit of a Rough Treatment

In addition to the tips mentioned earlier, it’s essential to establish clear boundaries and rules for your pet before your baby’s arrival. Installing a suitable barrier well in advance is essential if you do not intend to allow your pet to enter your baby’s room. This can help your pet get used to the idea and reduce their anxiety when the baby arrives. A sturdy and removable gate or a screen door is often sufficient to keep your pet out of the room. It’s crucial to set up a proper barrier if you don’t plan to allow your pet in your baby’s room, but it’s equally important to ensure that the barrier allows your pet to see and hear what’s going on in the room, so they don’t feel left out.

Creating a designated safe space for your pet within your home is also crucial. Creating a haven for your pet is crucial to provide them with a place to relax and de-stress when they feel overwhelmed. Ensure this space is equipped with comfortable bedding, toys, and water, and teach your pet that this is their special area. Consistently enforcing clear rules and boundaries for your pet, such as their designated areas for sleeping and sitting, is essential.

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