9 Top Cat Breeds Ideal for Children

Maine Coon: 

Known for their friendly and playful nature, Maine Coons are often referred to as "gentle giants" and can form strong bonds with children.


Ragdolls are calm, affectionate cats that often go limp when picked up, making them great companions for gentle children.


Birmans are gentle, affectionate cats that enjoy the company of children and can be playful but not overly active.

British Shorthair: 

These cats are known for their easygoing nature and are typically good with children, enjoying interactive play but also happy to relax.


Siamese cats are social and intelligent, often forming strong bonds with their human family members, including children.


Abyssinians are active and playful cats that can keep up with energetic children and enjoy interactive play.

Exotic Shorthair: 

With their calm and loving nature, Exotic Shorthairs are often good companions for children, enjoying gentle play and affection.

Scottish Fold: 

Scottish Folds are known for their sweet and gentle personalities, often getting along well with children and other pets.


Siberian cats are known for their affectionate and playful nature, often forming strong bonds with children and other pets.