Friday, January 29, 2010

The dog likes the baby bump


My dog (Brooklyn-on left) enjoys my new baby bump. At night she has started to snuggle up against the bump, when I'm on the computer, she finds a way to cuddle on my disappearing lap. Why this sudden interest? Don't assume it's LOVE, I'm pretty sure she's just figured out the tummy is warm. 
 I did some research and discovered that it's very common for dogs to be jealous of a new baby. The experts say things like; Don't let the dog in the nursery! Play baby crying noises! Did any of these "experts" ever ask the dog? Here are 3 tips to stop the evil green monster that Brooklyn wants me to pass along.

Tip 1 - I am the only one allowed to sleep in your armpit in the big bed. That's unsafe for the baby. 


Tip 2 - If an apple chunk falls on the kitchen floor, don't feed it to the baby. I'll take it so we can avoid the choking hazard. 


Tip 3 - The newborn must be taught to throw a squeaky ball before any other life skill. Throwing squeaky balls is more important than talking, reading, walking... 

4 comments:

Doc said...

Brooklyn will be a tad bit jealous but she will also be very protective.

Myra said...

My dog Egon loved my baby belly. At night he would sit beside me with just one paw on my belly. He is very protective of him. He even likes to sleep in his nursery beside his crib. Its really cute. Your dog is going to love it! Just watch out for the baby toys. We have lost a few already because egon thought they were his.

Michelle said...

Good tips Brooklyn!! My dog was never jealous, it all worked out just fine :)

Anonymous said...

We had 2 great danes when our daughter Kelsa was born. When we got home from the hospital we put her on the couch still in the car seat and let them sniff her from head to toe. From then on they were her guardians, no one could make any sudden movement toward her without them getting between the culprit and her! My mom even got a love bite once when she went running down the hall after her.