Most New Parents Feel Absolutely Clueless About What They're Doing


This one hits home for Julie, but at least she knows she's in the majority!! No matter how much preparation you do before becoming a parent, once that little one’s here most moms and dads realize they have no idea what they are doing. 

A new survey finds:

  • Two in three parents of infants admit they have no clue what they are doing.
  • 68% of those parents with children one and under say they felt like they were just winging it in the first six months after their baby was born. 
  • But there are plenty of places new parents can go to for help when they feel clueless.
  • The most common person they’ll go to is their pediatrician (54%), but they’ll also seek advice from
    • Friends (45%)
    • Online searches (43%)
  • Of course, too much advice is never great, with 56% of parents saying all of this advice can be overwhelming. 
  • And when it comes to raising their infants, parents have all sorts of different priorities.
  • The top priorities include:
    • Caring for their emotional needs (73%)
    • Making sure they get enough mental stimulation (66%)
    • Being a good role model (64%)
    • Finding time for them to socialize safely (61%)
    • Tracking their development milestones (55%)

Read more --> SWNS Digital

Loving and affectionate mother holding newborn baby indoors at home.

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