Pets & Babies!

We will have 2 dogs helping us to welcome home baby in February... I overall think having a family dog(s) and pets in general is great. Obviously it's some added work.. but I loved growing up with a dog.. a unique friend, playmate and learning experience of responsibility too!

Do you all think having a pet is a good idea for a baby/kiddo?​

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    09/15/13
    I like an idea to have pets at home too. A child who learns to care for an animal, and treat it kindly and patiently, may get invaluable training in learning to treat people the same way. My son always ask about getting a pet, but I want to make sure he understands that pets are not toys, and you have to get up at 6 a.m.every morning, and clean up after them. He especially does not like a cleaning part:))))
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      09/16/13
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        8Theresa Gould
        I think you will have to wait and see how your dogs react to baby.

        I grew up with dogs and cats but we only got them last year, nearly a year after we rented the farm. So far our children love them but I haven't had animals when we've had babies since our youngest was over 18 months old when we got the animals. My mom always recommended getting a puppy while the children were young so they grow up together.
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