Before my niece came around, my dog never really had experience around kids. When she started hanging out I decided I wanted to get him used to being around little ones. It totally surprised me that he kinda turned into mama dog. Okay he's a boy, but he acts very concerned when she's upset or making noise. When we would put her down on our bed he would go and sleep in the room on the floor next to the bed. Recently we had to pull out the pack and play because she's becoming mobile. This girl could wiggle her way to China if we let her. She's not quite crawling but she is rolling and squirming.
Buddy likes this new arrangement. Not only can he see her through the mesh, but if she's awake and close he will give her a little lick. She absolutely loves it. It also helps keep her occupied a little longer.