No dog is safe to be around newborns. Not just because of the chance of a attack, but the chance of stepping on the child, licking it to the point where it looses it's breath.. Which is very easy to do with a newborn. The slightest breath to the face causes a newborn to hold it's breath. At the time I had both of my kids, I had three dogs. Each one of them, were introduced seperately to the babies while I was holding them and I didn't let them get to close to the babies face. I would let them sniff their feet or legs. The dog should never be alone with the child, not even for a split second.. A lot can happen in a second. Also, the dog doesn't have to be aggressive to snap and injure a child. Majority of the time the families of dog attack victims always say, they would have never guessed it.. Their dog was such a sweet dog. Babies can be very intimidating to dogs when brought into their home. They don't know what they are, their screaming, whining, crying... They need to be careful and watch the two of them together at all times.