hi all, i have recently learned that i am expecting a baby and would like some advise from other mothers/b-owners out there. first off, i will say that Zumi is a doll with kids and babies of all ages, always has been, but will he get jealous?
already he knows i'm expecting i think, he's even more "clingy" to me. he likes to look at and snuggle up to my tummy even more. however, he is getting more possessive towards me too with my other dogs, he snaps at them, which i do NOT allow.
Zumi has always been my little baby, and oh, how he knows it, my concerns are, will he get jealous of my baby when it's born and takes some of his attention away?
Zumi grew up with my niece and he adores her, he got used to having his poor tail pulled and ears chewed/drooled on. he has never snapped at or growled at a child or baby, but what if its mine and he sees it as "competition for mommy"? to get him ready for my niece to be brought home we brought baby blankets with the baby's scent and some equipment i.e. strollers, car-seat, baby swing, etc.. home for the dogs to check out. of course he will never be near a child unsupervised, am i just worrying too much?
how do i prepare my b-baby for a real one? i am early on in my pregnancy so i have awhile to acclimate him.
i hope i attached a pic of him doing quality control with the baby bouncer from my niece.