Well, we have brought two babies into our home with our dogs...At that time though, we didn't have our Cavalier yet. We had two Yorkies. We just made the whole thing really positive, let the dogs sniff the baby and made sure they still got lots of attention. This was particularly hard in the beginning, when they were so newborn and you worry so much about germs and all. With my first, every time I pet the dogs, I had to go wash my hands. It gets easier though, as you begin to worry less. I would also try to give my dogs attention when the baby was sleeping, or have my husband play with the dogs if I couldn't. Our Yorkies were older though, so they didn't need as much playing interaction as a younger dog would.
After the initial adjustment, everything went along smoothly...until the baby starts crawling! Then EVERYTHING gets harder!! The most important thing, I think, is prevention. Don't put the baby or the dogs in a situation where something bad could happen. Supervise everything. We like to allow the kids to pet the dogs gently, but we are always right there. When they were really little, we would make sure to actually guide their hands in the beginning so they could understand "gentle".
Ah, I think I'm just rambling now...Good luck!!! I think things will be great. Just remember it is a big adjustment for everyone...you (of course), your husband, and the furbabies!
Erika, Mommy to...Murray (ruby Cavalier), Winnie (Yorkie) and two little human ruby boys...