That's neat I thought people would think I was a bit crazy. Lol. It works so well! So far the babies seem happy now, mom is trying to get out of the bedroom every time I go check on them. All my other moms waited until babies were much older. She is so friendly I think she will be easier than my other moms to adopt out.We must be twinions because I do the same thing w/ the master bath. I have a door-sized blockade that fits perfectly to allow the mom-cat into the master bedroom while the kitts stay in the bath. By the time they can get over it, they are ready to explore the bedroom.
My only caveat is I cannot use that half-door blocker until the kitts are ambulatory otherwise I have the mom-cats trying to move their litter under the master bed. 0_o I have to keep them closed into the bathroom until mom reaches a point where she'd enjoy a little 'escape-time' from the kitts and will *leave* them in the bathroom while SHE enjoys the bedroom.
I have two boys and my one son especially loves to have fosters in his room. He is so good with them and always follows my rules. So yes they get handled a lot. After a certain age of course. It's hard to want to put them down.Just from curiosity, do you handle them much? The more you handle them when they're kittens the more they like it when they get older.