(Closed) Whats hardest – taking care of a puppy or a newborn baby?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Whats hardest/more work - a puppy or a newborn baby
    Puppy! : (61 votes)
    23 %
    Baby! : (201 votes)
    77 %
  • Post # 18
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Is he sleeping in your room? Putting him in the crate in another room with some low music might be a better solution. 

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Uh baby. If you raise a puppy badly and end up with a dog that misbehaves or is vicious then you can keep them chained up in the yard. If you parent a baby badly you release a person into the world who could be a real problem in a variety of ways. 

    Plus dogs are pretty self sufficient from quite early on. Kids need you to help them until they’re 18…at least haha 

    Post # 21
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Newborn hands down, I have had both and can easily say puppy is much much easier than a newborn

    Post # 22
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Newborn. I have a 9 week old and my dog was a puppy last year at this time. It’s not even a question. A baby requires your attention at all times, they also cry a lot louder and longer than puppies.

    Post # 23
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @MsJ2theZ:  II totally thought you were talking about a baby! Now I’m laughing so hard I’m crying.

    I don’t have my own yet, but I’ve been a nanny, a night nurse, and an infant room teacher at a daycare. I have also had a puppy.

    Babies are harder!

    Post # 24
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @BrandNewBride:  BAHAHA I’m glad we cleared that up since you’re about to give brith, I wouldn’t want you crating your baby in another room! LOL!

    Post # 25
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I am someone who had a very difficult puppy–and he is St. Bernard mind you so he is supposed to be mellow. No…not accurate at all. Anyway, my Saint had learned at just a few months old what he can and cannot do, where he can and cannot poop or pee, and he learned to self soothe. A newborn? I expect to change diapers 12 times a day, get up to feed at all hours of the night and day (not when I am ready to feed him), and my newborn isn’t going to know the difference between right and wrong within the first few months.

    I DO believe, however, that raising a puppy is similar to raising a child. You go through some of the same things.

    And you may not like this comment, but I’m going to put it out there anyway: Puppies, like babies, take patience, dedication, and finding a way that works. Sometimes doing things the same way is going to fail at one point. And honestly if you have this much trouble with a puppy it isn’t becuase the puppy is “harder.” It’s more than often times the owner.

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Haha we are raising our puppy and got her at 8 weeks. It was super tough for sure (and everyone compared it to preparing for a baby), but the biggest differentiator I can see so far (pregnant but no baby yet), is that from nearly the get-go, you can leave the puppy alone if you need a break for an hour or two. 

    Man, would I LOVE it if a baby was as easy as a puppy. Granted we got super lucky with ours – breed and temperament (she’s an English Mastiff), but I just think there’s no way a puppy can be more difficult than a newborn! If it is, I’ll check back with you in 8 months 🙂

    Post # 27
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    You can put a dog in her crate and leave.  You have to attend to a baby constantly.  There’s definitely difficulties in both, but it’s no question in my mind that a baby is harder.

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve had several puppies – all different breeds. No doubt, hands down, no contest… babies are WAY the F harder. lol. I have a 10 week old baby at home, and have probably slept about that many hours since he was born. All day, every day is baby – crying, gas, diapers, up all night, constant feedings, long nights, lonely days and sleep deprivation and trying to keep a tiny human alive without killing yourself, your partner, or the baby. Right now, I’d trade him in for 15 puppies just for a day of sanity. lol. 

    Good luck! 😉 

    Post # 29
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    You can’t crate train a baby!!!!!

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee

    You can put a puppy in a crate and leave for a couple of hours.  Definitely a baby!

    Post # 31
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @Kate0558:  

    Babies are much harder to take care of than pets.

    It is one of the reasons we have a cat and not a child. LOL

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