Cat sleeping with 13 month old
Let me give you all the details first.... from the day my son came home until he was maybe 11 months old we would lock both my cat and dog up in the basement at night while we slept; so the animals would not bother my son. We have had no problems with the animals being out at night until recently in the last month or so. What I have noticed is that my cat will push open my son's door and jump into his crib to sleep at my son's feet or next to him. At first I would just move my cat and not really think anything about it, but last night it happened 3 different times and one of the times the cat was sitting next to my son's face looking at him when I walked in. Obviously I do not know what my cat was doing (checking on him, going to do something evil, etc). But that made me wonder if I need to find a new home for my cat. The cat lately has become overwhelmingly talkative (don't know if he is missing my step daughters or what) and I do not know if this is correlated to him wanting to sleep next to my son or anything to do with my son.
In any rate I am lost confused and worried about if I should be freaking out or not.
Don't hover over your cat but do keep a close watch on it as they meet. I'm sure they will grow up and love each other.
(I know cat behavior)
The others had good tips. We don't have indoor animals, but I grew up with them. I don't think my mom ever had any issues with our animals. We loved our cats and dogs and they loved us, so animals and babies obviously can work.