How long did it take you to adjust to parenthood?
How long did it take you to get used to parenting? We’re asking the question as the results of a new survey have been published in which new mums and dads admitted it took them 14 months to adjust to being a parent.
As reported by the Mail, the survey found 35 per cent of UK parents were 'not in the slightest bit prepared' for how hard having a new baby would be, with almost half (49 per cent) feeling shocked as they adjusted to their new lifestyle. The survey’s respondents also revealed they found the hardest part of being a mum or dad the constant tidying up (25 per cent) closely followed by bed-time issues, including the sleepless nights (22 per cent) and the battle to get your little one to sleep (14 per cent).
Parents-to-be will be heartened to know it’s not all doom and gloom, however. According to the survey, parents found the simple things most rewarding, with 38 per cent saying that seeing their little one smile was the most fulfilling feeling, rating that happiness as 8.5 out of 10. So cute!
Did you adjust fairly quickly to the rigours of parenthood, or did it take you much longer than the 14 months found in this survey? Perhaps you feel you never really get over the shock? Let us know over on our Facebook and Twitter.