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Bringing a newborn (human!) home

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HI Everyone!

My wife and I are expecting our first child in February. We are, of course, extremely excited/anxious/everything else...

Now our 1yr old beagle girl Boone is a big part of our family and I want to do everything I can to make sure we bring our newborn home to a safe, stable environment, and that Boone learns to love the child as much as we will.

I've been told to bring a blanket home from the hospital first so Boone will be at least introduced to the smell. But aside from that, I'm not sure exactly what I should do aside form just roll with it.

What are your experiences (both good and bad) with bringing home a new baby to meet a beagle?

Keep in mind that Boone is an energetic little 1 year old, still very much a puppy I would say. I'm simply looking for advice to help make sure everyone is safe and happy...
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I also have an interest in this topic, as we are expecting our first child around the first week of April. We have a 3yr old and a 1 1/2yr old beagle. We talked to our vet about it, and she gave us a little pamphlet about bringing home a baby to a home with dogs. It seems that as long as your dogs are well trained, and you leash them indoors for the first few days until everyone is comfortable, fairly easy. But this is a pamphlet... I was hoping to hear some real experiences.

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