As pet owners, we know our fur baby means just as much as our actual baby. For some, your pet may have been there first and helped prepare you for your new addition. Here at Tinybeans, we love seeing our members share how they use our app for their puppy pics. Who says Tinybeans has to be just for babies?!
We sat down with Kim Leb, mama of an 11-month old and “puplicist” to Tucky, Instagram star under the handle @tuckyfromkentucky. She shares how she made sure Tucky adjusted to his new sister and how Tinybeans has made her life easier.
Tell us about yourself.
We rescued Tucky almost three years ago when he (and his littermates) were dumped in a shelter in Kentucky. He was our original baby and made us a family! Since having our baby girl in March, it’s been a joy watching them get used to–and even start to love–each other!
What advice do you have for parents who are about to introduce their newborn to their pet?
Go slow and know that it’s a process! And don’t forget to show your fur baby lots and lots of love and remind them that they still matter!
What was the biggest adjustment you had to make with a newborn in the house (while still caring for Tucky)?
Making sure Tucky still felt loved and important!
How has Tinybeans made your life easier?
Before we found Tinybeans, we would get nonstop texts from family and friends asking to see pictures of our baby. Tinybeans has saved us so much time because now we just post each night and don’t have to worry about sending individual people updates or pictures. It’s also so special to look at flashbacks and see how much our baby–and we–have grown!