When my husband and I were dating, he bought a labradoodle named Macy — and then for part of my wedding gift, he gave me a little maltipoo named Ellie. These dogs were our “babies.” They slept in our bed and went everywhere with us. They were our kids before kids!
Two years later, as we prepared to bring a baby into the home, we were a teeny bit nervous about how the dogs would adjust and how they would treat our little Aiden.
Adjusting to Baby
When the day came to finally got to bring Aiden home, the dogs did fabulous. I can remember the very first night Macy slept right next to Aiden’s bassinet, as if she was watching over him.
Two Peas in a Pod
Each time we have brought a baby home from the hospital, the dogs have wanted to protect them and sleep by their side. Aiden is our child that coslept with us and when we finally made the switch to his own big boy bed, our labradoodle Macy, would go to sleep with him. A boy and his dog. Many nights Macy & Aiden creep down the hall and climb into our bed, two peas in a pod.
Lots of Love
I believe that letting our dogs have so much interaction with other kids before we brought a baby home really helped with the transition. I am so glad our sweet dogs and our little ones love each other so well.