Tips for introducing pets to babies!

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Many pets can feel pretty fed up when a new baby arrives. For years they have been centre of attention and now suddenly they have a new, strange smelling, noisy inmate to content with and unlike us, they haven’t had nine months to get used to the idea! My son is 11 months now and cat obsessed, on sight of our lovely furry 4 legged friends he shrieks and hi-speed crawls over to terrorise them! The cats pretty much hate my him I think, one cat – the tabby female, pretty much ignores his existence and hides whenever he is around. At bed time she’ll wait until it’s all gone quiet and then creep upstairs and go to sleep next to him, safe in the knowledge he doesn’t move when he’s asleep. The other cat, a ginger Tom, is perhaps a bit more daft, sometimes he’ll just ask for trouble by rolling around in front of little rug-rat, and twice now he’s given him a little, polite non clawed tap on the head trying to set boundaries.  Read more

Why does my baby bite, and what can I do about it? 

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My baby is a biter, he has just turned 11 months and he comes at me like a zombie, he thinks it’s hilarious, particularly when I Yelp in pain or hold his head back (gently and playfully course). Now he has 6 razor sharp teeth and like a ferret aims to make them meet with a flesh sandwich it blumming hurts! His favourite areas are my neck, arms, tummy (suck your belly in my husband says, come on, not with this post baby belly pouch!) but the worst, and most disgusting has to be my toes!
Why does he bite me I often wondered? To be mean? Naughty?

Well, after some research it seems there are many reasons…  Read more