Pets and babies: danger or advantage?

The idea that pets can harm babies or put them in danger still makes many parents doubt when it comes to finding a four-legged partner. Whether having pets is a good idea when you have a baby at home.Parents, especially when they are first-time parents, have many questions about pregnancy and parenting.The most diverse questions can arise, about what foods to avoid in pregnancy; whether the pregnant woman can use or take tea; about the newborn baby's sleep or about illnesses the baby may have during early childhood.Faced with the desire to keep the baby safe and healthy, all issues are cause for questioning when a child arrives.Thus, a question that usually arises, when parents think about getting a pet or when they are already living with them, refers to the effective security that is having a baby at home simultaneously with a four-legged partner.This question is so valid that several studies, namely in the areas of health, including immunology, psychiatry and psychology, have looked into it in order to understand whether animals are a risk, causing diseases or allergies in babies or whether, on the other hand, they promote greater immunity and support development.Come and find out whether pets are a danger or a support for your baby.The relationship between the baby and the animalUsually, the relationship established between babies and pets happens in a way that conveys great naturalness and empathy.

Pets and babies: danger or advantage?

The idea that pets can harm babies or put them in danger still makes many parents doubt when it comes to finding a four-legged partner. Whether having pets is a good idea when you have a baby at home.Parents, especially when they are first-time parents, have many questions about pregnancy and parenting.The most diverse questions can arise, about what foods to avoid in pregnancy; whether the pregnant woman can use or take tea; about the newborn baby's sleep or about illnesses the baby may have during early childhood.Faced with the desire to keep the baby safe and healthy, all issues are cause for questioning when a child arrives.Thus, a question that usually arises, when parents think about getting a pet or when they are already living with them, refers to the effective security that is having a baby at home simultaneously with a four-legged partner.This question is so valid that several studies, namely in the areas of health, including immunology, psychiatry and psychology, have looked into it in order to understand whether animals are a risk, causing diseases or allergies in babies or whether, on the other hand, they promote greater immunity and support development.Come and find out whether pets are a danger or a support for your baby.

The relationship between the baby and the animalUsually

, the relationship established between babies and pets happens in a way that conveys great naturalness and empathy.

With the exception of cases in which the animal has an aggressive tendency, the gradual introduction of the relationship between the child and the animal is something that science has pointed out as positive.Although this care is necessary, several studies have pointed out that the presence of a pet may actually be positive for the health and development of the baby.Even studies related to allergies and diseases have already pointed to the inexistence of a relationship between living with animals during childhood and the increase of this type of problems, and in reality this relationship seems to improve the natural development of the baby's immune system. This idea was even reinforced by a scientific article in the emblematic journal Pediatrics.



Precautions in the relationship of the animal with the babyAlthough

the presence of a pet is positive, there must be some care on the part of the parents.To begin with, people with a family history of respiratory problems such as asthma or bronchitis should insist on the hygiene of the animal, so that it releases at least (if they already have a pet) and talk to the doctor before adopting one, if they do not have one, to hear their advice.In the same way, the parents should introduce the pet cautiously until they understand the reaction of the animal to the new member of the family and they should also avoid the baby being left alone with its four-legged companion.