Bring home a baby to the cat, and the cat will be curious. Some are apprehensive, others are lovey-dovey right away. Once upon a time, when cats were generally considered evil, parents were afraid a cat would suffocate a baby. That wasn't anything nefarious on the cat's part. A few cats over time were seen licking a baby's mouth, because baby's mouths smell like milk. One night I was sick and the baby wouldn't stop crying, and I put the cat into the crib to keep her company so I could rest. That baby has been totally crazy about cats ever since, and she's 19 now.