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Cats and Babies

Monday, May 7, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

There always have been many misconceptions about having a baby and owning a cat. Some people really believe that cats are not good for a baby’s health. There was a study done at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and they found that children that were exposed to cats as infants grew up to have significantly fewer allergies then kids without pets. The study indicates that if you have a cat around at the beginning of a child’s life, they may develop a strong immune system.  Another myth that I’m sure you’ve heard is that cats try to harm infants.  This is not the case but I wouldn’t recommend a cat sleeping with a baby unsupervised.  The reason is that babies can’t always turn themselves. If the cat gets close enough, the baby may have trouble breathing. I would let the baby sleep alone.

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