To celebrate the launch of the new Click Lock range of cups, the international baby brand Munchkin polled 2,000 UK Parents and confirmed it can take them up to two years to get to grips with parenthood, with 58 per cent of mothers fearing they would never get to grips with it. It’s not just mum worrying about themself either, with two thirds stating it takes dad a long time to adjust to their new role.
Even before the birth over half of respondents said they felt scared and just under half felt nervous about the impending arrival showing that this worry for Parents starts long before baby is born.
The report showed that nearly two thirds of Mums said that they didn’t feel they could confide in anyone if everything had not clicked into place. Most Mums stated that they thought it was something that everyone felt and they didn’t want to make a big deal out of it. If mums did turn to someone it was more than likely their own mum, with only five per cent asking their mother-in-law.
It seems that mums feel that they need to have a number of tools in place before they feel fully confident in their role as a parent.
But many parents admitted that their worry was a regret and that they should have enjoyed the experience more. Two thirds admitted they wished they had been more calm and relaxed and less worried.
Munchkin spokeswoman, Claire Rayner, says: “It’s expected that all new parents will feel emotional and overwhelmed after the birth of their child but it’s surprising that it takes up to two years for Mums to feel that everything had clicked into place.
“It seems that mums feel that they need to have a number of tools in place before they feel fully confident in their role as a parent.
“At Munchkin we develop products to make life easier for parents and our new range of Click Lock cups have a clear audible click when the cup is sealed so that on top of everything else mums have to worry about, spillages and leakage from our cups isn’t one of them,” she adds.
Parents worldwide are choosing Munchkin products because they really do excite and delight, making life easier for today’s busy parents, and having sold over 55 million cups worldwide to date Munchkin know what makes a good cup.
The Click Lock cup range starts at £3.99. For more information log on to www.munchkin.eu.com.
Top Ten things that mums felt had to be mastered before things clicked in to place with parenthood:
- Being in a good routine
- Knowing what to do when baby is crying
- Not worried about dealing with baby in public
- Not panicking when baby is poorly
- Leaving the house with a spare change of clothes
- Being able to change a nappy quickly
- Having baby sleeping through the night
- Leaving the house with milk/food and snacks
- Always having a toy to entertain baby with
- Being able to leave the house on time