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Will my cat suffocate our baby?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

No, but pets should never be left alone with young children.
There are always seem to be stories to scare new parents, including where a cat will curl up next to a warm infant and possibly block the baby's nose and mouth. This would be incredibly unlikely and is easily prevented with a few precautions, such as closing the baby's door.

In brief: No

No, but pets should never be left alone with young children.
There are always seem to be stories to scare new parents, including where a cat will curl up next to a warm infant and possibly block the baby's nose and mouth. This would be incredibly unlikely and is easily prevented with a few precautions, such as closing the baby's door.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

A 1 month old baby has no interest in a cat.
Possibly, a cat or dog can snuggle up next to a young baby and suffocate the baby. Parents should constantly watch a baby if any pets are nearby. A dog or cat may sniff a baby to remember the baby's scent, and to find out what is going on, just out of curiosity. Other types of pets should probably stay away from babies.

In brief: Yes

A 1 month old baby has no interest in a cat.
Possibly, a cat or dog can snuggle up next to a young baby and suffocate the baby. Parents should constantly watch a baby if any pets are nearby. A dog or cat may sniff a baby to remember the baby's scent, and to find out what is going on, just out of curiosity. Other types of pets should probably stay away from babies.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics

In brief: No

This is something i've seen in a movie but there are no actual accounts of this :).

In brief: No

This is something i've seen in a movie but there are no actual accounts of this :).
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