We have a new baby on the way in around a months time. Our dog is a labrador/lurcher cross who we rescued age 1 4 years ago. In this time not many of our friends had children or babies so we've never known what she's like around them. Recently however (in the past couple of weeks) she has met a friends new baby and a 5 year old and seemed really freaked out by both. She barks at anyone who comes to the door anyway but as soon as my friend lifted her baby out of the pram she started barking and wouldn't stop until he was back in. This wasn't aggressive barking but she looked a bit panicked and it was more of a warning bark. With the 5 year old it was the same, she wasn't barking/lunging at him but she was barking to warn us he was there. I've been reading about how this happens when dogs haven't been socialised with small children or babies when they are puppies so this makes sense but wondering if anybody has any good steps on overcoming this? I've read that having a doll and using this as a 'prop' can be helpful to prepare her so I've ordered one to use but I'm still worried she just won't settle when he's here. Will she get used to him? She has no choice really as they both need to get on, I'm just worried about the impact its going to have on her ...(and no giving her away is NOT an option). Any tips appreciated!