As pet lovers and as parents, it is some times a balancing act to either introduce your beloved pet to your new baby or to make a decision on intruducing a pet into your growing household.
There are many factors to take into consideration and one of our BlogPaws 2013 speakers, Steven May has written a great article on "The Best Pets For Toddlers."
Steven writes, "Just because you have a rambunctious toddler roaming the house doesn't mean a family pet can't roam the manor too. "Children can come to have a lifelong appreciation of animals, and as they get older, owning an animal can be a wonderful tool to teach responsibility, communication, kindness and commitment," says Steven May, pet expert and co-author of "What About Wally? Co-Parenting a Pet With Your Ex." Ensuring the safety of both your pet and your toddler is key, though. Choose an animal companion that will interact gently with your little one."
Read the rest of the article here. We'd love to know how you made the decision on the "perfect" pet for your family. We know that growing up with a pet to love teaches a child compassion and responsibility and truly, is there anything better than puppy kisses!?
Don't forget to register for BlogPaws 2013 to meet fellow pet lovers and fellow pet bloggers!