Pets & Babies

How can you prepare your pet for baby's arrival? Our tips help you introduce your pet and keep your baby safe from your dog or cat. Plus: Best-bet breeds to consider if you're thinking of getting a new pet.

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How Having a Dog Made My Wife and Me Better Parents
Pet parenthood prepped us for real parenthood in ways we didn't imagine. We learned lessons in responsibility, communication, and dedication that are helping us raise two kids under 2.
Having Pets Won't Make Your Kids Healthier—But There Are Still Benefits
Pets may not necessarily improve our physical or mental health, but what's wrong with spending time with someone cute and cuddly?
Watch: Dog's Adorable and Hilarious Attempts to Steal Attention Away From New Baby
This video captures the moment a dog realizes he's not the baby of the family anymore, and his attempts to steal the attention away from his newborn sibling.
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We're big fans of this mama's Instagram feed starring her baby boy and his rescue dog, who love to nap together.
Baby and Beagle Have Best Meet-Cute Ever
Need a dose of cuteness? Then this baby-meeting-a-beagle video is for you.
10 Things Babies and Puppies Have in Common
If you're thinking about adding a furry friend to your family—or your child is begging for one—you may end up having déja vu.
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How to Introduce Dogs and Babies
The key to having your dog and baby get along? Planning ahead! Follow our step-by-step guide for introducing your pet to your newborn, starting with things you can do to help the transition while you're pregnant.
Introducing Pet to Baby
We've sniffed out the best tips to help your dog or cat get used to the newest member of your family.

Keeping Babies Safe Around Pets

Your child and your pet will stay out of harm's way with these vet-tested safety tips.