The first six months
Bringing the baby home
You have spent a great deal of time and effort preparing your pets so they are comfortable with their new environment and routines. The next step in ensuring your child and pets enjoy a great relationship is to make sure their initial meeting is a positive experience. This section focuses on providing you with a controlled and relaxed way of facilitating their initial meeting.
We also explore the potential risks associated with having pets and a baby. Research statistics clearly identify children in the 0-4 age bracket as most at risk of hospitalization due to dog attack. This section also looks at a variety of strategies to help you ensure that your child is not at risk, focusing on the need to actively supervise all interaction between baby and pets. If you can't actively supervise then make sure they are separated so that there cannot be any physical contact.