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really?! THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
26th Feb '13

Does anyone else watch 6 Little MaGhees? they took their kids to the zoo but she's having a fit because the father has one of the kids in barn and something about germs. i freak over germs but what's the point of taking them to a petting zoo thing if they don't get to pet anything!? Would you let your LO(s) pet the animals? at what age? these kids are like 2.

Shy422 1 child; Clive, Iowa 145 posts
26th Feb '13

We went to the zoo when DD was about 4 months old. I think we tried to get her to pet some of the animals in the petting zoo area. I made sure to wash her hands off right afterwards, though.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting Shy422:" We went to the zoo when DD was about 4 months old. I think we tried to get her to pet some of the animals in the petting zoo area. I made sure to wash her hands off right afterwards, though."

see! just make sure their hands are clean after and they don't stick them in their mouths...

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
26th Feb '13

It depends. My daughter can't be around animals until her asthma is 100% under control. I mean that could be the case with one of her kids.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:" It depends. My daughter can't be around animals until her asthma is 100% under control. I mean that could be the case with one of her kids. "

nope she said it was purely because of germs. she ended up letting a couple of them pet a turtle though and was proud of herself for letting them. i was just like "and look how tickled that baby is that she got to pet the turtle!"

ashleeoh Due August 10; 1 child; Tucson, Arizona 2550 posts
26th Feb '13

I would love to take my daughter to a petting zoo. I would be panicking in my head that it might go crazy and attack, but that is because I am nuts haha. I wouldn't let it interfere withy daughters experience though, but I wouldn't be worrying about the germs. I would wash her hands after but that's it.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting ashleeoh:" I would love to take my daughter to a petting zoo. I would be panicking in my head that it might go crazy ... [snip!] ... withy daughters experience though, but I wouldn't be worrying about the germs. I would wash her hands after but that's it."

this is me! like at one point he sat the little boy down around a bunch of goats. i was like "now that i can see getting in a twist over." because i know they have a habit of charging and headbutting. but if it was something else it might be different. i grew up on a farm though.:D

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" nope she said it was purely because of germs. she ended up letting a couple of them pet a turtle though ... [snip!] ... and was proud of herself for letting them. i was just like "and look how tickled that baby is that she got to pet the turtle!""


Ahhh yea I'm hoping A's asthma is 100% controlled this summer so we can go to the zoo! I want to so bad!

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:" Ahhh yea I'm hoping A's asthma is 100% controlled this summer so we can go to the zoo! I want to so bad! "

yeah. For you guys, i hope so too! DH's cousin lives next door and he has 2 horses, i can't wait to get DD on one..

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
26th Feb '13

At 2 DS was chasing cows and trying to ride miniature donkeys, lol.



That is rather pointless. Why take your child to a petting zoo if you're worried about them petting the animals. :roll:

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting 624582:" At 2 DS was chasing cows and trying to ride miniature donkeys, lol. That is rather pointless. Why take your child to a petting zoo if you're worried about them petting the animals. :roll:"

i think it was actually and actual zoo but had a petting zoo in it. and that's funny about your DS!

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" yeah. For you guys, i hope so too! DH's cousin lives next door and he has 2 horses, i can't wait to get DD on one.."


Omg I would love that! I just want her to have fun this summer but if she isn't 100% then I guess I have no choice.

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" i think it was actually and actual zoo but had a petting zoo in it. and that's funny about your DS!"


He's fearless, I swear it. Well either way, it's not that big of a deal, IMO.



Bring some hand sanitizer or bring some hand soap with a water bottle next time, or just avoid it all together lol.



DH and I are very into letting DS get dirty, it's what being a kid is all about. Exploring, making a mess, and basically being a walking sticky germ lol.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:" Omg I would love that! I just want her to have fun this summer but if she isn't 100% then I guess I have no choice. "

i'm sorry. maybe she'll be better. or you can find some animals that don't bother her asthma?

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting 624582:" He's fearless, I swear it. Well either way, it's not that big of a deal, IMO. Bring some hand sanitizer ... [snip!] ... DS get dirty, it's what being a kid is all about. Exploring, making a mess, and basically being a walking sticky germ lol."

i have a feeling once DD is walking, she'll be the same way. i'm working on letting her get dirty.