If you happen to have a cat when you become pregnant, there invariably will be people who will tell you that you MUST get rid of the poor feline for any variety of crazy reasons — from cats “stealing babies’ breath” (has never happened) to cats’ dander making the air less “pure” (no more so than babies’ dirty diapers, let me tell you). I can tell you from experience that cats not only make adorable, harmless companions for babies, but can also serve as helpful baby accessories:
1. Cat as baby blanket.
2. Cat as boppy.