All dogs understand the importance of true devotion to, as well as love and affection for children. That’s why they often become the closest friend a kid will ever know. Interestingly enough, you can sometimes already get a foretaste of this when a baby is still growing inside its mom — a dog will wait expectantly for the infant to appear and do its best to defend it in the meantime. Here are a few of the best examples. They’re all so sweet!