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New Study Reveals Staying At Home With Your Children Is Harder Than Going To Work

New Study Reveals Staying At Home With Your Children Is Harder Than Going To Work

A nationwide survey of new parents has revealed some interesting insights into the life of parenthood...

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The poll of over 1,500 UK parents, commissioned by AVEENO Baby, revealed that 31% of people surveyed said staying at home with a child is harder than going to work.

AVEENO baby skin expert Rebecca Bennett said: "Becoming a parent is an amazing experience, but we understand that entering this new chapter of life can also bring with it a great deal of stress and worry, so we wanted to discover more about what new parents experience in the first few years, what they wish they had known and how best we can support them.

Credit: Pexels
Credit: Pexels

"From what you put in your baby's mouth to what you put on their skin, every small decision becomes much bigger and you worry you might not be making the right choice, or are being judged by others.

"We want to give new parents the confidence to feel they are making the right choices for their baby's skin, so they feel more in control of this element of their new path of discovery."

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Other parenting truths included: 22% saying you will never finish a cup of tea again, 33% said you will eat most meals with one hand, 19% said you will only watch telly on catch-up, 17% said your back will always hurt and 42% said you will feel complete unconditional love for the first time.

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

48% of new parents surveyed still believe that starting a family is a perfect experience and 43% said they weren't expecting that leaving the house would become a military operation.

71% polled felt social media made parents more competitive and 22% said they feel constant pressure to be the "perfect parent."

Featured Image Credit: Simon Matzinger/Pexels

Topics: Parents, Real Life

Niamh Spence

Niamh Spence is a freelance writer, covering lifestyle topics. She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in Journalism in 2012 and has switched between PR and journalism ever since. Usually found with coffee and on twitter.

 

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