Want to be the coolest home on the block? Get your kid one of these I-bet-no-one-else-has-one-of-these critters. They're cheap and easy to care for. Try a pet store, or you can order the bugs below, as well as others, at insectkits.com.
Runny nose, watery eyes -- could your child be allergic to your newest family member? With an estimated 10 percent of people with animal allergies in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it's a possibility, especially if the tendency runs in your family.