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5 Reasons Why It’s Better To Let Your Pup In Your Bed, Instead of Your Kid

By Danielle Sullivan |

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It’s kinda hard to say no to a face like this!

Many dog owners let their pups sleep in bed with them each night. And many parents let their kids climb into their beds when they’ve had a nightmare or are feeling under the weather.

I’ve been there, done that, in both situations…many times.

When your kids are babies, sleeping with them will almost guarantee that you don’t sleep at all. As they grow bigger they present more challenges (and take up more space!).

Yet allowing your dog to sleep in bed with you at night also has certain drawbacks, but I think it’s actually more beneficial than having a child in the bed.

Here’s why:

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5 Reasons Why It's Better To Let Your Pup In Your Bed, Instead of Your Kid


When your pup has a nightmare, he might shake a little but then he’ll go back to his peaceful slumber, not scream at the top of his lungs.
Image: Stockxchng

Image: Stockxchng

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About Danielle Sullivan


Danielle Sullivan

Danielle Sullivan writes for Babble Pets. She is also an award-winning parenting writer, who authors a monthly column for NY Parenting and ASPCA Parents blog. You can read more of her work at her blog,Some Puppy To Love. Read bio and latest posts → Read Danielle's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why It’s Better To Let Your Pup In Your Bed, Instead of Your Kid

  1. Judith Wyss says:

    Our best cat hooked my husband by rubbing against the cage every time he visited. It made my husband believe that Ali Fluffkin really wanted to be with him. He turned out to be the smartest, sweetest, mot beautiful cat we ever had.

  2. Danielle Sullivan says:

    @Judith Smart kitty! Thanks for sharing.

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