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Evidence is building that having a pet, especially a dog, in your household while you’re pregnant will help protect your unborn child from disease and allergies in the future, but what about after your baby is born? Can your big goofy dog be gentle and caring around your baby? Will your dog extend his/her companionship to the child?

The video below is proof that dogs will indeed protect new members of a family. The compilation is full of touching and comical moments of dogs sticking close to their new sibling. Sometimes they’re just chilling and napping together while at other times the dogs are actively protecting their young companions. To these babies, their dogs have already become their very first best friends. It’s a bond that will always be a part of their lives and will most likely influence them to become future guardians themselves one day. How wonderful!