It’s a silly question, but I think it’s one that many couples debate. Even if the question itself is never explicitly asked out loud, it’s a real consideration for a lot of couples.
And it isn’t always “puppy or baby,” but more often: “Which one should come first?”
If you want a dog and want a baby, chances are you will end up with both at some point. Instead of trying out which should come first, should you simply declare “I want to make my life as difficult as possible” and go for both simultaneously?
What I’ve typically seen (anecdotally) is that couples like to first get a puppy, then have a baby.
It’s just good prep, right?
Let’s examine the merits of all options…