If you are a cat owner or have ever been one, you know cats can be quite temperamental. This is not always good when you have a little kid in the house. Children might not be able to express their love most gently, which can lead to disagreements with the furry creatures. However, some cat breeds still are a perfect fit for households with kids. Let’s check the 5 best cats for kids.
Maine Coon breed is also known as the “gentle giants.” This is because of their unusually big size, which can sometimes be even bigger than a mid-sized dog, and their tender personality. Those cats get very attached to their families and are welcoming to new members.
So, if you have a baby on the way and you would like to get a cat, a Maine Coon would be the perfect fit. They are playful enough to be a good option if you already have a kid who loves to play and will appreciate a buddy.
- American Shorthair
American Shorthair is another breed that is perfect for a household with one or more kids. Their personality is very easygoing, and they can tolerate quite a lot. Of course, if your kids are showing some tough love to your pet, they won’t like it, but in such cases, the American Shorthair will likely just hide somewhere, and you shouldn’t worry that it will become too aggressive towards the kid. This breed is also very easy to take care of since they don’t have too many health issues, even at later stages of their lives.
- Snow Bengal
You surely have heard about Bengal cats, but now we will talk more about their cousins, the Snow Bengal cat breed. They just look stunning in their lynx pattern. No matter if you choose a cat with the Snow Lynx, Now Mink, or Snow Sepia pattern, all are more than beautiful and loving. This breed is very loving but also loves adventures and playtime. This makes them great for kids who like cuddling sessions and playing with their pets. The Snow Bengals are so smart that teaching tricks might become your kids' favorite activity.
The Ragdoll cats are just stunningly beautiful like real dolls, but also very kind and will be a good pet for even a baby or a toddler. This breed has also become pretty big, but not as big as the Maine Coon. Their fur is so soft and silky that your kid will love cuddling their new best friend. And the Ragdolls love to actually fall asleep in their arms or their humans' lap. This breed loves having humans around and will enjoy spending quality time with each family member, no matter their age. Sometimes you might even feel like you have a dog-like cat at home if you go for that breed.
When you look at the ice-blue eyes of the Himalayan, you might start thinking that this breed seems very cold, mean, and unfriendly. However, this can be further away from reality. This breed was developed after mixing Persian and Siamese cats, which are also very loving and carrying breeds, and the Himalayan inherited that. This breed is very loving, and they will get attached to a new member very quickly. They can stay for hours close to the baby crib (or even inside it) just to be close to their new best friend.
Can you train cats to love kids?
If you already have a cat at home, of course, you can try some simple tricks to make it get along better with your kids. There are ways to try to train your cat to be better with young family members, but you, most importantly, need to be patient and understand that this might take a while.