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.

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.

"Mommy, I Want a Puppy"

Is your child begging for a pet? Here's how to find the perfect companion, whether it's a goldfish or a golden retriever.