Living With Pets Keeping Your Baby Safe


Living With Pets Keeping Your Baby Safe

So,​ up to​ this point,​ your dog or​ cat has been your baby,​ but now there’s a​ little human on​ the​ way. it​ is​ normal and,​ in​ fact,​ wise to​ be concerned about how the​ two are going to​ mix. the​ chances are very good that everything will work quite well and your pet and your child will be very close buddies,​ but there are some things you​ can do to​ be prepared. First some tips for dogs:

Teach your dog to​ stay out of​ the​ nursery
Start right away putting up a​ baby gate or​ keeping the​ door closed to​ help your dog learn to​ stay out of​ the​ baby’s room. Later on,​ you​ can allow the​ dog in​ the​ room,​ especially if​ you​ are in​ there,​ but it’s best to​ prepare him at​ first to​ stay away.

Introduce your dog to​ some other babies
If he’s never been around a​ baby,​ carefully introduce some into his life. He is​ much less likely to​ be anxious around your baby if​ he is​ introduced gradually.

Make sure he is​ well trained
A baby’s behavior is​ not predictable,​ so your dog has to​ be the​ grown up in​ this case. if​ your dog does not obey you,​ it’s time for some training before the​ baby arrives. if​ your dog is​ a​ male,​ and you​ haven’t had him neutered,​ this is​ a​ good time for that,​ too. it​ should make the​ dog calmer and more well mannered.

Then,​ there’s the​ cat – some of​ the​ same ideas work for cats,​ too,​ except that training them to​ stay out of​ a​ room is​ pretty difficult. They scale baby gates,​ and cribs,​ by the​ way with ease. So,​ in​ addition to​ a​ baby gate,​ it’s wise to​ purchase a​ net to​ go over the​ crib,​ to​ keep the​ cat out. Also,​ if​ your cat sleeps with you,​ don’t put the​ baby in​ your bed with the​ cat in​ the​ room.

For both types of​ pets,​ keep the​ food and water bowl away from the​ baby. Babies love to​ play in​ them,​ and this can not only make a​ mess,​ but can cause the​ animal to​ be even more jealous. Also,​ at​ some point,​ if​ your child can get to​ the​ pet food,​ he will try to​ eat it. I promise.

Your child and your pets should develop a​ good relationship with little trouble. Just be diligent for a​ while until everybody is​ comfortable,​ and you​ should continue to​ have a​ happy home.






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