Bringing your newborn home to your much-loved pets can be scary for a lot of parents. However, pets provide a great way to teach your child about soft touch and being gentle. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Before you bring your baby home, bring the baby’s hat or blanket home so the pets can get used to the baby’s scent
  • Never leave your baby alone with the pet
  • If your pet accidentally bites or scratches your child, be sure to call your pediatrician right away.