As much as we love our furry little friends, the health of our children come first. For this reason, many families give their pets for adoption, or temporarily relocate them after having a newborn in the house. If you are expecting or just had a baby, and are torn between the desire to protect your baby and keep your faithful dog or feline companion, there is good news for you. According to some studies this is a difficult decision may not have to do, since pets can help increase the health of your newborn!
Pets affect the health of babies?
“Children living in households with dogs or cats during their first year of life are less likely to develop allergies and may also have a lower incidence of colds and infections heard “[19459011[19459003[19459012[19459002Unestudio[[ which appeared in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that the health benefits of pets for newly born can be much higher any of the known risks. While this may raise eyebrows or inspire you to do cartwheels, there is a valid scientific explanation for these findings.
The researchers found that children who grew up on farms with dogs had half the risk of asthma compared with children raised in pet-free homes. These findings really give credence to the hypothesis that allergies in children are more likely to develop when children are raised in sterile or “super clean ‘environments. In other words, early exposure to a certain amount of germs strengthens immunity and promotes the development of healthy and normal immune response. While unhygienic conditions in parts of India are nothing to brag about, this may explain why traditionally there has been a lower incidence of allergies here in India, instead of in developed nations. of course, with modernization and increased high-income families in the metros of India, allergies are also increasing.
Many other results studies have yielded similar showing that having pets in the house can actually be good for newborns. children living in households with dogs or cats during their first year of life are less likely to develop allergies and may also have a lower incidence of colds and ear infections. This has the added benefit of reduced dependence on antibiotics. Interestingly, one study also found that children benefited more when pets spent more time outdoors, tracking dirt back in! According to experts, this could be due to exposure to dirt had a stimulating effect on the immune system of babies.
Mental Health Benefits of Pets
“having a pet can make a child feel more popular and also improves social bonding because families with pets often spend more time together having fun with peers bear “
children raised in households with pets are also better socially adjusted and are likely to have greater empathy as adults. The evidence indicates that having a pet can make a child feel more popular and also improves social bonding, as families with pets often spend more time together having fun with peers bear. Allow your child to have a pet can also instill valuable life skills as they learn to be more responsible. While most pet owners with children worry about the impact of a loss of a pet to illness or old age, experts believe that in such cases, children learn to better cope with the loss.
While not denying the health benefits of pets for newborns and children, there are certain risks as well. Pets can be carriers of certain diseases and parasites like worms, but depending on how you look and how well they care for their pets, the benefits may outweigh the risks
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5. October, 2016
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