There’s nothing cuter than a sleeping baby. Maybe a sleeping baby with a furry friend.
A study in Finland, the results of which were published in the Journal of Paediatrics, found that children with dogs were less likely to get a cold or ear infection than those without. The researchers noted, however, that this outcome only occurred if children were surrounded by animals from an early age. Spending time outdoors with dogs can also boost children’s immunity.
But remember that this is only one study among others. Consult your doctor before acquiring a pet.