Recently, a survey showed that many mothers believe that staying at home with their baby is much harder than going to a full-time job. This is especially true for new parents. In the nationwide survey, couples who became new parents were more likely to believe that staying at home was much harder than working.
Staying at Home Is Harder Than a Day Job
In the recent study, 31 percent of parents agreed that staying at home was harder than working. Another 55 percent of parents believed that having a baby was hard work. Another 20 percent of parents thought that it was really difficult. These answers were given despite the amount of support that new parents had.
A little under half of new mothers said that they would not have been able to manage caring for their bay without the advice of their own mother. Only a quarter of parents thought that having a baby was easy.
Baby Wipes Are Vital for New Parents
This new survey was given out by AVEENO Baby. In the survey, they discovered that less than half of parents thought that having a family was a perfect experience. Amusingly, 41 percent of parents thought that baby wipes were extremely important and not to be underestimated.
These findings are perhaps unsurprising to anyone who has been a parent. While becoming a parent is an exciting, rewarding experience, it is also exceptionally challenging. You have to worry about what you feed your baby and what to do if your baby becomes sick. Worse still, you have to worry if other new parents are judging you for your choices. It seems like every decision requires careful research and thought.
Love Makes It All Worthwhile
While having a baby is often harder than a full-time job, it is definitely a worthwhile experience. In the survey, 42 percent of respondents said that it was the first time they experienced unconditional love. When you love someone like that, all of the work suddenly seems worth the effort.
What do you think? Do you believe that raising children is harder than going to work? See what your friends think about this survey.