Baby and cat
Many future and real parents often wonder whether the child and the cat are compatible? And you can be interested in this topic, starting from two opposite positions: a cat in the house already exists and soon a baby will appear, or the child is already growing in the family and a desire to have a cat appeared.
It is from the order in which the family and the child have emerged in the family that the actions of the parents depend, so we will consider these situations in more detail, but first let’s talk about the myths associated with cats and children.
Myth 1. Cats steal breath in infants
These fictions in the course of the older generation from the remote area, who believe that cats are selected for defenseless babies and take their breath and strength from them. But sane people understand that the presence of a cat in the child’s cradle can be explained not by one but by several reasons.
Cats are curious, and, therefore, if a new person has appeared in the family, then it is necessary to get acquainted with him. To do this, they are selected closer to the snuffling kulechku and sniff it.
In addition, representatives of the feline family are very fond of heat and limited space, so they do not mind sleeping in a cozy baby cradle or crib.
Myth 2. Cats are bad for young children
Undoubtedly, if a cat has lived in your house for a long time and is accustomed to receiving a certain amount of attention and affection, with the appearance of the baby, at first it will feel deprived, but a healthy raised cat will never find out the relationship with a new member of the family. Even if the animal does not feel much sympathy for the child, most likely it will just try to avoid the baby.
They are afraid of diseases from cats – it’s like they are afraid to go out. Yes, cats are carriers of many diseases, and there is always a chance of infection from them, but no one has abolished the rules of coexistence with animals.
If the baby and cat do not eat from the same dishes, they will not kiss and sleep in the same bed, then the problems of feline diseases can be avoided. The child should clearly understand that the cat is not a soft toy and after communicating with it one should always wash hands, and the cat should be accustomed to its own place of eating and sleeping. It is unacceptable for a cat to sleep in a baby cot or have access to children’s items.
If you follow the implementation of these rules, then soon both will be accustomed to the order and no difficulties arise.
Young families without children often get a fluffy pet and manage to get used to it by the time pregnancy begins. To give someone a cat because of the expected replenishment in the family is not an option for everyone, and this is not what.
To be afraid of any malicious actions on the part of the cat is possible only if the animal is mentally unbalanced and ill-educated. If the cat is safe, then in the worst case, he will simply ignore the baby, and in the best will be a reliable friend and protector.