Pets and baby
Growing up, our children will know the world. At the same time acquaintance with him can occur outside the walls of his home, which certainly worries parents. Here’s a little daughter trying to stroke a stray kitten, and her son stubbornly goes to running dogs around the house. We can tell the child as much as possible that this is dangerous, but the result will be the same.
And then, one day, the day comes when your child immediately timidly, and then all the more demanding you ask you to buy him a pet. Requests are becoming more insistent, and with them appear problems requiring resolution. Let’s try to figure them out.
And so, you decided to go to meet the baby, what will he get in the end?
He will acquire a faithful friend with whom he will be interested to communicate, become kinder and more humane, learn compassion. This is important, especially if the child is growing up alone in the family. In addition, he probably will stop running after homeless animals, and you will no longer fear infection or injury from contact with them.
Yes, making the decision to acquire a pet, you will definitely have additional problems. This care for pets, walking, equipment their habitat, veterinary examination, vaccinations and much more. Some of the problems, of course, need to entrust the child. He may well take a walk with the dog, clean up after her, and even feed him.
The most important thing is the first days of habituation of the child and the animal to each other. It is necessary to ensure that the baby does not stay alone with him, and in a fit of feelings did not strangle the pet. Indeed, in most cases you get a puppy, which must be handled with care.
After weighing all the pros and cons, you make the decision to replenish the family with a pet, and decide which animal to take to your child. It can be: cats, dogs of various breeds, as well as various birds, mice, hamsters, etc.
The main thing is that your child will receive a friend, and may the first acquaintance be not as pleasant as you would like, do not despair, everything will be all right in the end.
This question is solved in a completely different way if the animal has long been living in your house, and the child appeared a little later. In this case, your main task is to make your baby and pet strong friends. After all, it is no secret that in some families this is exactly what becomes a problem. Often, parents have to solve it dramatically. If a child does not put up with an animal, then you have to get rid of it.
Why it happens?
In most cases, parents are guilty. A child can drag a cat by the tail, hurt him, and even hit an animal. In response, it shows aggressiveness. Well if such a relationship does not end with anything serious. But it happens in a different way. And if the reaction of the parents is wrong, you will have to get rid of your pet. And you should watch the baby and pull him up in time. To instill a love for animals need from the first days. Try to convince the child that the pet should be treated as equals. He must be loved, respected and in no way offended. Only in this case, you can count on an adequate response from his side. And, of course, the time spent with the animal will certainly benefit the baby. After all, it is in communication with our smaller brothers that he will develop harmoniously. The child will be kinder, more tolerant, more caring. After all, it is not for nothing that children with various psycho-emotional disorders are recommended to communicate with animals. For example, talking to a talking parrot helps get rid of speech disorders, and children with autism are advised to visit the dolphinarium. In addition, such communication helps the child to understand that animals are the same living creatures as he, and therefore need caress, respect and constant care. And if the baby cleans the cage, feeds and cares for the pet, then you are on the right track.