Before thinking of getting a pet for your baby, there are factors first to be considered. Find out if your baby has no allergy on pets. If your baby has a dog allergy then you can buy a cat or another pet that you are sure your baby is safe with. Find out too if
isn't afraid of pets. There are children who are scared of any kind of pet. You can find this out when you bring your child to a pet shop or to the zoo. Some children show fear when they see animals around. If your child is like this then you have to reconsider getting that pet for your child.
The best way to introduce a pet for your child is when you are sure there is no more problem to consider. Choose a cuddly baby pet to bring home for your baby. Babies love baby pets too. There is a natural closeness between human and pets especially the baby animals.
Make sure that the pet is given the anti-rabies before deciding to bring home the pet to your baby. Safety for your baby should always be your priority. When you bring that pet home, don't let your baby hold it immediately. Make sure the pet is clean and free from any insects or diseases that may harm your baby. Another reason for this is that babies have the tendency to grab the pet and squeeze it so hard which might cause the pet to attack. Train your baby to hold the pet and cuddle it properly. The first days of introducing your pet to your baby are crucial since this is the time when you should be very observant in order to find out if your baby is fit to have a pet.
In fact it is best if you let the baby watch the pet first and see how your baby reacts. There is no instant way to let your baby accept the pet so you should do it slowly. After a few days you can let your baby hold the pet and play with it with your guidance. Never leave the pet with your baby for the first few days. Let the pet and your baby develop closeness first before attempting to leave the pet with your baby. Incidents could always happen. Be careful because your pet might hurt your baby. As soon as you see that your baby and the pet have a good bonding, you can leave the pet with your baby.
Pet is good for your baby. It will make your baby feel more secure and happy.