Cat Plays With Baby. The toddler loves it. I just have one question. Is the cat declawed? I ask because this looks a bit dangerous for the kid to me. One scratch and he may be put off cats for life. We don’t want another cat hater out there on the streets, please. But if the cat is declawed that is wrong as far as I am concerned. The only answer is for the child to respect the cat and the claws and play accordingly — with Mum’s teaching and supervision.