Post # 32
@Kate0558: We’ve had our puppy for about a month now and in the beginning I had a breakdown about 2x a week and I was like, “I can’t believe how hard this is. I’m never having a real baby!” BUT a couple weeks later and he was already potty trained! He’s so much easier to take care of now (besides his severe separation anxiety–that’s a diff issue). So I’d say baby because they grow up into bigger people who still need a ton of work
Post # 33
OMG, I’ve had both and cannot believe some people said puppy. It’s not even close. A puppy will never make you sleep-deprived like having a newbon baby, you will never be that tired in your life. Even with 3 puppies, if I was overtited, I could stick em in a crate for a night in another room and not feel too guilty. You can’t do that with a baby.
Post # 34
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
Our friends said they are about the same in difficulty, but you are more invested in your baby so it’s more rewarding than a puppy… But I don’t have any babies to compare the two!
Post # 35
@Kate0558: This is exactly what I’ve been telling Fiance. We have a puppy (it’s his mum’s and we live with his parents) and it’s so hard! He poops and pees everywhere and chews everything! Plus he gets up at the crack of dawn. My Mother-In-Law has it in her head that he can’t be left alone – she always tries to make sure someone is home for him which is impractical. At least you can stick a nappy on a baby and it doesn’t run around everywhere chewing stuff, lol, plus you can take it out with you. I don’t remember my little brothers being as much trouble for my mum (my sis and i helped a lot as we were much older) as the puppy has been.
Post # 36
Holy moly, how is this even a question? Done both, baby is definitely harder. The people voting for puppy must not have kids!
Post # 37
I don’t currently have a puppy, but we have two kittens. I’m also a nanny of a newborn, and one of my kittens is actually about the same age as the baby I watch. I would say that my kittens are actually harder LOL. I think the baby will be harder in a few months, but at least he doesn’t climb at the moment! The baby gets into everything, but only the things that are at his level. My cats will jump to the top of a bookshelf just to knock a plant down. Other than that it’s kind of all the same: baby somehow manages to poop outside of diaper, cat flings poop out of litter box. Obviously having to wake up and feed a baby every two hours is a lot more stressful than just putting down a bowl of food though.
Post # 38
Also, my puppy was not attached to my boobs nearly 24/7.
Post # 39
he has no idea huh? i dont even have kids but i have a dog and yeah totally more work for a baby…. not to mention a dog is grown up in a year. a baby is still a baby for years!! potty training takes years for kids some times. ive seen my friends two year old pop a squat and crap in the middle of the living room… and it was soooo bad and watery.. yeah hard to clean up human poop believe me. not the same thing.
even raising puppies from just delivered to a newborn… a newborn is still wayyyyy harder. and ive raised littlers of puppies.seriously even 5 puppies at once isnt as hard as one newborn.. but thats just my experiance …
insane that this is even a question lol. literally makes me laugh out loud. either they havent had kids or they had both 1. a most perfect angel for a baby and 2. a little demon dog… hehe JJ
Post # 40
I hope that everyone who’s voting has actually had both!
I’ve had neither, so no vote here.
Post # 41
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@Kate0558: Since we just got a puppy today, I have to side with you on this- puppies are way harder! Babies just eat, sleep, and poop for a long time while the puppy finds things to get into. Funny you should mention this, because Fiance and I were just talking about it. We’ve decided that, either way, a puppy is great training for us to get ready for kids.
Post # 42
I haven’t had either of my own but I’ve cared for both and puppies are easier. Sure, they bite sometimes and pee on stuff, but they’re also self sufficient so much sooner.
Post # 43
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
I’ve only had a puppy but omg really ha ha. I’d rather raise puppies than babies because less work. I’m assuming, though I’ll add puppies drive me crazy! I’ve had two puppies and never again! Dh came home from work last time to me all grumpy cause my puppy was so needy heh. But babies seem more high maintenance plus all my dogs have been completely potty trained around six months old.
Post # 44
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
You can lock a puppy in a crate and as long as it’s the right size, it’s actually good for them. Not so with a baby.
Post # 45
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
Also I don’t know I just get so proud when my puppies go potty outside and learn at such a young age, babies take a while :p
Post # 46
I’m shocked that almost a quarter of people put down puppy – you guys either have demon puppies and angel children, or confused priorities.