There are two opposing opinions, some say that a child can become infected with worms, toxoplasmosis, lichen and other dangerous diseases from a cat. A cat does not belong in a child’s bed! And others do not say anything about this, they simply do not ask such a question, the cat sleeps where he wants. This usually happens in a family with several children and many animals.
First. Does the child get enough sleep when a cat comes to him. A cat usually lays down on its feet or on its head, or licks itself for a long time before going to bed, and if you accidentally touch it, it starts to purr and touch with its paws. Children usually like to sleep with animals and may not admit that a cat wakes them up or takes up the floor of the bed. It is necessary to monitor the condition of the child, whether he slept or not.
Second. Whether the cat goes outside or not. If the cat is constantly at home, eats ready-made food or thermally processed food, you regularly treat it for parasites, clean it near the threshold, then the risks are minimal. The probability that a domestic cat will infect a child with something is almost zero, the cat is more at risk here.