What are the best pets with young kids?

Dogs... Well-socialized dogs can teach children about empathy, loyalty, and patience.
Not reptiles. Cats or dogs make wonderful loving pets. However keep in mind that any animal no matter how tame it might appear will become startled with sudden fast movements or will act on insticnct if they feel threatened. The best pet is the one we keep a watchful eye on while the baby is in it´s proximity.