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Should I be worried about having our dog and our baby sleeping in the same room? It can’t jump in to the cot but someone said it can cause allergies later. I haven’t noticed any problems.


Posted by mom74959, 20th April 2015


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  • I think you’ll find the best way to avoid allergies is by exposure. As long as the dog cannot get into the cot/bassinet in way shape or form, I can’t see a problem. A week old baby has just been attacked in the parents bedroom by the family dog, so be careful


  • Allergies work in particular ways-I suggest you research allergies and the causes of allergies. It may help?


  • i think having babies around pets is a great way to build up their immune system and to build a friendship between them


  • We never had any issue with allergies and had two dogs sleeping in the same room as us and our baby. As long as the dog can’t get into the cot or bassinet, I don’t see that there should be any issues.


  • I have two dogs, a staffy and little fluffy thing. When I had bubs (she’s now 20m) they all slept in our room. My LO was in her bassinet of course. I have never had any issues and now the her and the staffy are best of friends. She’s had no allergy problems what so ever and rarely gets sick.


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