Bringing home a new baby can be stressful for everybody, but it's also a magical moment. New parents often want to share that magical moment with their "fur babies" as they're sometimes referred to. Sometimes dogs are used to being only children so it can take a while for them to adjust when a new baby is brought into the family. Other dogs feel very protective over their new sibling right away.
So, without further ado, these are some of the best pictures taken of dogs meeting the new baby for the first time. Get your "aww"s ready, because you're going to need them!
Settling Right In
This pudgy little doggo doesn't seem to mind having these two little ones around at all. Looks like they've given him an excuse to lounge around even more than he had before these twins were born. We desperately hope that this wasn't just a one-time thing and that it's a regular occurrence because it's just too cute.
Luckily for this dog, he can look forward to many more naps to come in the upcoming years. We wonder how those babies are sleeping because we know that dog is surely snoring!
He Doesn't Know What To Think
This pug still isn't sure what to think about his new brother. Is this thing food? Is it a toy? He's still figuring it out. He's definitely curious, though, which is a good sign.
The look on this dog's face is probably what a human would look like if they ever saw an alien. This dog is looking at an unknown life form. Babies do kind of look like aliens from another planet. Then again, so do pugs.
This pup couldn't wait to meet his new baby sister. These two were friends immediately (as you can probably tell by this picture of them spooning). Right now, the baby is the little spoon, but that's probably going to change when she gets older.
If that isn't a loyal dog we don't know what is. The mother must be happy because the dog is taking over her job for the time being. That baby looks so peaceful!
This Mastiff just wants to say hello to the new baby in his life. His head is bigger than that baby's entire body! You'd think that baby would be scared of a dog that big, but nope, not this kid. She's totally cool with this drool monster all up in her face.
There's no denying that humans and dogs have some kind of magical connection. There's no denying that these two have formed an everlasting bond.
This baby must be gifted or advanced or something because he's definitely smiling in this picture! Okay, maybe it's gas, but we're just going to say that it's a real true smile from a newborn baby. He's for sure smiling at his new best friend, that big doggo who's found the best place to take a nap.
That's a face of pure joy, and the dog seems to be loving every minute of cuddle time.
Must Protect At All Costs
This Labradoodle must be a guard dog at heart because she's not letting anything bad happen to that baby ever. Look how fiercely she's guarding that swing. It's like she knows that the baby is too little to be left alone so she's taken full responsibility for him.
Now the parents can walk around the house a little easier knowing that their faithful dog will be there if anything comes up. Now she just has to figure out how to change a diaper...
Friends Who Nap Together Stay Together
Nap time with the new baby doesn't look too bad for this little dog. Being around the same size, they can snuggle up together without the fear of the baby being crushed under the dog's weight.
It looks like the dog is making the best of the entire situation and using this baby's little body as a pillow of sorts. While the dog will be able to do this for the rest of its life, it won't be too long before this baby grows up and won't be able to cuddle up so easily.
They're Both So Tiny!
Have you ever seen a more innocent scene? We think not. A puppy and a new born resting together can bring world peace. They should replace this image with one of the presidents on currency.
Just looking at this should warm your heart. If not that, at least bring a smile to your face. We wonder what they're dreaming about? Does the puppy give the baby little licks on the face when they're awake and roaming around?
The Perfect Spot
This looks like a match made in heaven for this dog and baby. We're sure that this has been this dog's napping place long before this baby was even an idea, so it's doubtful that it would give it up so easily.
The solution? Just lay the baby next to the dog so they can both sleep peacefully together. It looks like it's all working out too because the dog doesn't have to give up any space and the baby is sleeping soundly.
A Baby Dog And A Baby Human
Here's a word of advice: don't get a puppy and have a baby at the same time. That's so much work! If you're willing to take on this mammoth task, you might as well get an absolutely adorable puppy. Then at least you'll have something cute to look at when you're not getting any sleep.
These poor parents are going to be getting negative hours of sleep for the next few months. Best of luck!
Puppies All Around
What's better than a baby meeting one puppy? How about a baby meeting two puppies? These puppies don't seem to be too fussed about having a new baby in their midst. The baby doesn't seem too concerned either.
In a few years, the three of them will be able to run around in the backyard together. But for now, they're going to have to be content sleeping on the floor. It's naptime in this household.
What Even Is It?
These two Harlequin Great Danes look completely baffled at the crying baby in front of them. There's nothing they can do except stare at it and hope that it stops crying. We're sure that these dogs do this often, just to check up on the baby and see if anything has changed or just to make sure that it's still there.
They'll only have to wait a fe years until the baby is old enough to play with them without being knocked over. Be patient pups!
Don't Wake Him Up
While this baby sleeps peacefully, the dog is fully alert, trying with all of its might to not move or even breathe too hard, for fear of waking up the baby. Although this dog could have decided sit anywhere in the house, it still chose to be next to the baby, even though it has to be careful to not wake it up.
That shows that this dog loves the baby and is willing to sacrifice its own comfort just to be around it.
Love At First Sight
It appears that this dog didn't need very much time to readjust before deciding that it likes having the baby around. This picture proves that dogs understand things better than we may think, and that they can also sense things that we can't.
This dog probably sensed that this was its owner's baby, and since it loves them, it's going to love their baby as well. This picture is so adorable and we hope that the family keeps it somewhere where people can see it in their home.
Those Are Worried Eyes
This dog looks very worried about the new tiny human that just arrived in his house. He's not sure that bringing that thing inside was a good idea. His face says, "Mom, Dad, are you sure it's safe to keep this thing?"
Yeah, boy, it's totally safe. You'll see. He's going to be playing fetch in the yard with you in no time. This dog is just in need of some assurance that everything is going to be okay.
What's This New Friend?
This dog is seeing the new baby for its first time and it seems pretty enamored by the infant. While the dog does look curious, there's also love in those eyes. We're sure that this dog spent some time just staring at the baby, maybe trying to figure out what it is while also trying not to disturb its sleep.
We wonder if the dog is a female because it also looks like it's trying to withhold some motherly instincts that it may have.
A New Headrest
This dog has found the perfect place to rest his head for the next 18 years or so. Who knew that getting a new baby sister also meant getting a new comfy spot? Clearly, this dog still isn't entirely sure what this new baby is that's living in the house, but he doesn't seem to mind all that much.
This lab is all about love at the moment, which is good cause his parents are going to need some. Having a newborn is exhausting!
A Little Bit Suspicious
The pose in this picture is everything. Look at his paw up on his sister's crib! This dog looks completely confused about what he has been presented with. His face says, "really? we're keeping her?"
We're sure that the dog will start to come around in a few years when that baby is throwing food all over the floor for him to gobble up. These two are going to be just fine. She's going to be his partner in crime.
He Has Claimed The Baby
It appears that as soon as this dog met this infant, it decided that it was theirs to take care of. While this baby is probably nice and warm under this dog, the dog's eyes are telling everyone to slowly walk away from their new favorite person.
This baby should be glad that it has such a cute and loyal protector. Not everyone gets this kind of treatment from their own dogs. I mean, look at those eyes.
This dog became the house's new security guard when this baby came home for the first time. While the baby is slowly falling asleep, this dog is now on duty watching over the baby to make sure that nothing bad happens to it.
Even if that was my child, I might hesitate for a second before taking it away from this dog, because this good boy looks like it means business. We hope that the baby is comfortable next to it because it looks like they're going to be sharing a bed for the foreseeable future.
Just A Little Taste
While usually it's the baby that sleeps on the dog, it looks like the tables have turned for these two. We would usually expect the dog to choose a different part of the body to rest their head on, but not this pupper.
He chose the baby's head and face. Whatever floats your boat, doggo. The dog must be very gentle, because this baby is fast asleep and we all know what light sleepers some babies can be.
A Curious Pup
Both the baby and the dog in this photo appear to be awestruck by the situation that they're both in. While the baby may just be confused by the entire world around them, the dog is stupefied by the presence of such a small human.
Over time, the baby will get used to its surroundings just like the dog will get used to the baby. It won't be long before this little girl is taking pictures of the dog as it sleeps.
Posing For The Camera
This little guy looks like he has found a brand new friend to give kisses to! He already likes the baby and you can tell by the way they're matching poses. It's not like the parents told their kid to pose and he listened.
If only the baby could stay this size his whole life, we're sure the mother would love that. But as he grows up, he'll love the dog as much the dog loves him.
The Perfect Shot
This baby is probably wondering why on earth they are taking pictures. This dog doesn't even want to take the photo. She looks more concerned with playing or protecting the new born. As she should, because this child is now apart of the family that he loves.
When this child grows up, we're sure looking at this picture will summon a smile. The smile may be gone now, but just give it a few more weeks.
Soaking Up The Sunshine
Wait a minute, here are the tissues for your tears. This is priceless. She is all smiles as she grabs on to the collar of her new doggo mate. We don't know what the dog is looking at, but it doesn't matter.
They both just happy to be out there in that grass field. This family has to hang up this picture in their house with a majestic frame. If not, that would be a total waste of this masterpiece.
Best Friends For Life
Can you honestly sit there and tell us what's more satisfying than little dogs playing with babies? We'll wait. Exactly, there is nothing quite like it. Two of the softest beings on the planet colliding is a recipe for happiness.
If you've made it this far down the list, we already know how you're feeling. Your heart is filled with joy and these smiling babies and dogs are just what you needed to get you through the day. You're welcome.
He Thinks He's Funny
This baby is all smiles and this dog, well, he's a bit surprised. The child must have taken this dog's original resting spot! And since the dog knows he can't do anything about so that's why he has such a shocked look on his face.
Meanwhile, the new baby in town is having a blast! Not only is there a dog in his lap, but he also has the most comfortable spot in the house!
Meeting For The First Time
These two have finally met and in the most adorable way ever. The little girl came fully equipped with a flower headband and a white top. While the dog is paying complete and close attention waiting to see what will happen next.
There's no telling what might take place, but we're willing to bet it is nothing but love that will be shared between these two. They're practically the same size and have the same amount of cuteness.
Sharing A Chair
Pugs are interesting dogs. They may not be the cutest or anything, but people sure do love them a whole bunch. What people love more, however, are babies. This tag-team of cuteness is almost too much to handle.
The baby almost looks like he's holding on to the doggo before falling out of the baby seat. The pug took up too much room while trying to cuddle with the new born. That's okay, they'll soon learn how to operate together.
A sleeping baby is a peaceful baby. Two dogs the size of a baby is wonderful thing as well just because. We don't make the rules on these things, some stuff is just unwritten law. So when you put the two together, the outcome is pure bliss.
You can rub the dogs tummies while singing a lullaby to your child. You can take great photos like this and upload them to your Facebook (parents only).
A Wrinkly Kiss
Here, take this kiss and cherish it forever. And if you ever need another one, just know you will always be able to have as much as you want. We're guessing the puppy said something along those lines.
These two go together perfectly. They will grow up and learn to love one another together as well. It's always fun when you have a child and get a new puppy at the same time. Watching them grow is the best part.
A Professional Photo
This family figured that the best way to introduce these two would be by having a professional photoshoot. Nothing wrong with that! There should be more shoots like this done and advertised to the world. The more people see these happy images, the more they will be happy individuals.
The baby looks like this is everything she ever wanted in life with that precious smile. Dogs and babies are the key to happiness, everyone. In case you didn't know.
A Slobbery First Meeting
Humans like to shake hands when they meet for the first time. In some cultures, it was polite to give a kiss on the cheek as well. This puppy must be from one of those cultures. Okay, we're embellishing a little but, still.
The little boy has his eyes closed and he's taking the big smooch in stride. The owner had to make sure to restrain the pup a little bit in case he got a little carry away and gave the baby too many kisses.
Nap Time Is The Best Time
What's better than nap time you ask? Well, a dog and a baby taking nap time together are better, that's what. This dog met this baby for the first time and the dog just couldn't leave her side after that moment.
Taking naps together is going to be an everyday thing moving forward now. These pictures will only get better and better as time goes by. Next, they'll probably be together in the bed resting peacefully.
Welcome To The Family
Okay, is it just us, or does this dog know that he isn't the cutest thing in the family anymore? The look on his face says it all. He's worried he won't be getting as many belly rubs that he used to get.
We can understand the fear, but he has to understand, there's a new sheriff in town. Just like when Buzz Lightyear came into the picture, Woody had to take a slight hit in his playing time.
It was picture day for these two and they did not disappoint. The slight coddle the dog provided the baby was just enough to make the little one smile! The dog is giving off so much positive energy the baby can feel it.
The baby just gained a new protector for however long this dog is alive. We wish dogs could stay around for longer but this image will always be embedded in the families mind.
A New Cuddle Buddy
This dog is madly in love with the new family member. You know when you're freshly in love during a new relationship and that person is all you can think about? This is what's going on in this picture. The baby can sleep but she can't.
The baby needs way more sleep than the dog does, which is understandable, but he might become sleep deprived if he keeps this up much longer. It's all in the name of love though.
That Dog Looks Tired
This is the complete opposite of the previous two. Now, the dog is sound asleep while the baby is pondering why he's so loved. How did he come into a world with all this beauty surrounding him? It's a wonderful feeling.
Its something that will keep you up when you're supposed to be sleep. The power of positive energy from those who love you is just like magic. And these two together is the ultimate magic.
The First Snoot Boop
It looks like this dog is getting a little to comfortable with his new human. Just wait until he watches the baby grow up. He'll be in his lap all day and night if he's already started to do it.
The baby is just here for the ride. Smiling at the camera wondering why a fury creature is licking his fingers. The owner looks like hes ready to finally pull the dog off if you look in the background.
We All Want More Naps
Nap time with dogs as an adult is a great feeling. Its like sleeping with the best gift ever. The dog will give you kisses, wag it's tail to show that she's happy and enjoying your company and provide warmth.
For babies, they get all that, plus more from their parents. This baby is paradise and it's not up for debate. What more could you possible ask for? Oh yeah, a changed diaper and more food.