Re: Animal Dander Theories
Research has proven that children who are exposed to animals in the first years of life are LESS likely to have allergies, especially to animals. I was raised with cats and my brother was too. Other than some environmental allergies like mold and cedar, I've never had any problems.
We have had my cats since before my son was born. He's now 18 months. He gets sneezy and sniffly when the mold count is high, just like me, but has never shown any tendency for other allergies.
I'm a firm believer that keeping the environment too "sterile" is bad for children and one of the reasons that childhood asthma and allergy sufferers have increased so much in the last few years.
DS born 07/05/2003
DD born 3/24/2005