For hundreds of years cats have been accused of killing babies. The reasons vary over time, but still today there are many people who fear having a cat in the same home as a baby.
So can a cat steal your baby’s breath, and should you get rid of your moggy before becoming a parent?
The short answer is, No.
Why do we fear the cat?
Cats were once considered evil, even now there are superstitions about black cats bringing bad luck. During the 13th and 14th century it was believed a cat could suck the soul out of a baby. Their associations with witches and vampires reinforced a notion of a cat as mysterious beings with the potential to suck life force out of the most innocent and pure. Continue reading