Many parents from the very beginning of pregnancy begin to worry about the health of the unborn baby and want to create the safest possible environment for him. The list of things that can provoke trouble includes pets. It is for this reason that many do not want to leave animals in the house. However, do not forget that a pet can become a true friend for your baby and teach him responsibility and selfless love. Of course, you should not plan to purchase an animal until the moment the baby grows up. However, if pets have appeared in your house before the crumbs, you will have to deal with situations related to such a neighborhood.
Since you are responsible for your pet, then with the advent of the child you will have to take into account his interests — because he, like a person, can begin to show jealousy. The most dangerous manifestation of such jealousy can be the aggressiveness of a pet or its attack on a crumb. You should explain to your four-legged friend as kindly as possible that you now have a new member, which you should not offend in any case. Never leave an animal unattended, especially alone with a baby. Complete ignoring of the animal, a sharp decrease in its share of attention can lead to negative consequences. You can avoid trouble if the cat and dog receive as much love from you as they did before the baby was born.
You will also have to monitor the behavior of the crumbs — especially during the period when he begins to move independently and will show constant curiosity. You may even need to limit your baby’s contact with your pet if they are too annoying to each other. Time will be the solution to such a problem — a grown child will be happy with a friend.
If you can’t imagine your future life without a four-legged friend, then follow a number of rules. So, the animal must have all the necessary vaccinations. You will also have to do more thorough cleaning in the house — this applies to both wool and the contents of the tray, because a grown child will want to taste literally everything.