Before bringing your newborn baby home, there are some things you need to do to prepare your pet for the new member of the family. When introducing pets to babies, it’s best to train your pet before the baby comes, teaching them to get adjusted to new smells, sounds, and new rules. If you’re having more than one child, it’s essential to get your pet adjusted each time. This way your pet won’t be surprised, confused, and feel neglected when the newborn baby arrives.

Once a routine sets in and your pet and child begin to bond, there’s nothing more precious in the world. Here are 17 tips for introducing pets to babies for the first meeting!