Hello, My cat had four kittens 5 days ago. They all seem to be thriving. I've got her settled into a large box in my closet with a heating pad on one side covered by a towel folded in half and a bed sheet folding up in fours so it fits in the box over that. Kittens are warm but not cooked. Mom has been taking good care of them so far and they all have been gaining weight steady since I got a scale to weigh them when they where two days old. I can post their weights over the last few days if requested. I am mainly concerned because mom doesn't seem to be cleaning them or stimulating them that often. Is there a way I can tell if she's getting them to go or not? I'm also worried about fleas we have some and nothing seems to get rid of them.Been battling them for two years now. I lost four out of five kittens a couple of months ago because of the fleas. The fleas drained them dry pretty much. Right now I'm using a few drops of dawn in an eight ounce spray bottle and misting the kittens to try to keep the fleas off. This is working okay also the flea numbers are lowish right now. Is there anything else I can do to get the fleas completely off and keep them off. I would like to avoid bathing them if I can right now as They won't be able to regulate their own body temps for another week and a half. They also seem to sneeze occasionally. I do have money for a vet appointment but transportation is tricky but it's possible. Though I also know there isn't much that can be done for kittens this young. They are going strong so I could be worried over nothing. It could be that when the last litter was this age we started losing them and that has me worried. Someone is up watching over them 24/7 so we can catch any problems early and hopefully get it sorted out.