Baby & Furby
How Do i Cope With Baby & Furby? NEVER ABANDON UR PETS DUE TO BABY!!
How Do i Cope With BAby & Furby?
I believe many pet owners will have this question flash across their mind at one point of their lifes. Its very common for one to feel unsure about how baby & Furby can stay together without problems from in laws, parents, spouse, etc. Well good news, its not that difficult really, in fact its good to let kids interact with animals at a tender age. Kids who have pets at home from young tend to be more gentle with animals as well as have more compassion towards animals and people.
Its not unusual to hear parents or grandparents say " Don't go near huh, dog dog will bite" This very casual remark thou out of concern for the kid's safety will cause the young child to have a certain fear in him/her or even causing some kids to grow up to dislike animals and in some extreme cases they might even abuse the animals due to their fear in them inflicted from young. Parents or grandparents should in fact let the kid look at the animal from a distant if they are unsure about the animal's temperament. Carry the child and if the pet's owners are around ask polietly if the animal bites, all safety checks done, advance to ask if the child can stroke the animal. At this point, remind the child before and during the process to be very gentle and to allow animal to sniff his/her hands first. Its also a common sight to see children manhandling animals due to lack of interaction and education on handling or over-enthusiasium. So always start from young.
How to intro baby to furby
When you first know that you/your spouse are expecting a child, let furby (be it a cat/dog) share the joy with you. Let the animal know that a new member will be joining the family. As the days of delivery nears, constantly ensure the animal verbally that he/she will still be loved and pampered still after the birth of the child as some pets feel neglected after the addition of a new member in the family. When baby arrives home, hold the baby near your pet to allow him/her to sniff the baby's scent and verbally remind your pet to be gentle. Take time off everyday to sit near your pet with baby or spend an hour a week to groom your pet and reassure that he/she is still important to you. If parents, in-laws are objecting to what you are doing and demand that your pet has to be sent away, ensure them that you'll keep baby at a distant till he/she is older. In cases where you pet shed alot, bring him/her for a summer cut. This will reduce the time you need to bathe or groom your pet. Whatever it is never abandon your pet after you have a baby as its really unfair for him/her. Do what you can or leave your pet at a boarding house/ relative's place for awhile till confinement ends.
My Personal Experiences
I have just delivered my second baby boy in Jan 09 and am now a mummy of 2. I am very proud to say that my older boy absolutely loves animals and can approach a dog/cat without any problems. My younger son now goes to the shop with us and is doing well too. If you have any problems with regards to this topic, you can feel free to give me a ring and i'll try my very best to assist you as much as i can. Below are some pictures of my elder boy when he was just a few months old.
Mommy say must let you smell me first
Good Boy, now i can sayang you :)