I have a two year old male bloodhound named Lincoln, we got him when my daughter was about 19 months and I was pregnant with my third child. He was always sweet and gentle with our daughter who was anything but gentle and when the new baby came nothing changed. I think males are better though, I have heard of a lot more alpha female issues than I have male. But even as a puppy a bloodhound is big and very clumsy, small children are easily and usaully unknowingly knocked over.
I have a 3 month old (male)bloodhound, they are very friendly / gentle and very loving dogs, but take into consideration how big they are and depending on the gender how much they will weigh. I do not allow my bloodhound to jump up for the sake of him knocking people over. I would also take into consideration if you as well have another dog in the house is that one a male or female? They tend to be very dominate breeds, but tend to do well with the opposite gender. Ive never had a female bloodhound, but so far having a male, he is very calm and very good.