Child friendly cute cats: Here are the 10 best breeds of beautiful cats for households with kids

Some enjoyed day long snoozes, others enjoy play time before settling on the couch with their owners, offering loving head boops. It is easy to see why cats and kittens are adored by many households across the world.

Pet ownership has continued to soar over the past couple of years, with many owners admitting once they have were in the company of these adorable creatures, it was virtually impossible not be obsessed!

It is reported that the average cat owner actually own a minimum of two cats – though we are sure you may know some with many more.

So, if you’re looking to welcome a new kitty cat to your home, but are unsure which breeds best suit small children, here are 10 of the world’s best cat breed for homes with kids*

*While cat breeds do share similar traits, we advise each cat do have their own personality and individual needs, which is of primary importance when taking a cat into your home. Please be aware of this if adopting a cat.

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1. Manx

Vocal, loving affectionate and very mellow, the Manx breed of cat is perfect for a household that has children.

A Rumpy Manx Cat

2. Himalayan

The Himalayan breed are one of the most loving and affectionate breeds in the world, so make wonderful pets. They are typically great with children and will bond with them for life.


3. Abyssinian

An Abyssinian is very loyal and often people-orientated. They are playful, and are often very good for households with other pets and/or children.

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4. Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is well-natured, gentle and a tolerant breed which can easily adapt to the needs of others, such as children.

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5. Birman

The Birman breed is very curious, but also gentle and easy going. For households with children, this breed makes a perfect companion due to its playful, yet calm and gentle, nature.


6. American Shorthair

With their easy going temperament, the American Shorthair are excellent family pets for households with children and are an excellent choice for first-time cat parents.

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7. Ragdoll

Ragdoll cats are very loving towards their humans and love playtime. As one of the most affectionate cat breeds around, they love to be held and stroked.

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8. Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin’s are large, loving and clingy cats. They’re known as people pets and often have a pleasant demeanour which makes them great for family households.

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9. Cornish Rex

Playful, friendly and super cute, the Cornish Rex are a great addition for families with children, or even frequent guests to the household.


10. Burmese

The Burmese cat breed is a great choice for families with children, or cat-friendly dogs. The Burmese cat loves to act as playmates with children for a lifetime.

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