The Parenting Struggle- Competition


New research from The Baby Show has revealed that parents are secretly struggling with the challenges they take on in their new role as mum or dad.  In a study of 1,176 parents, 30% said they found parenthood challenging, while 38% said they found it very challenging.  Just 14% said it was easy.  
The full list of the biggest challenges for new parents were as follows: 

1.    Sleepless nights
2.    Financial worries
3.    Worrying about the health or development of your baby
4.    A mum’s post-birth body image
5.    Juggling work and family
6.    Keeping a loving relationship with your partner
7.    Toddler tantrums
8.    Difficulty breastfeeding
9.    Staying in touch with family and friends
10.  Keeping up with other parents 

One in five (21%) parents said they had lied to their friends and family about coping well with parenthood to save face.  
The research was undertaken by The Baby Show, the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event which is set to return to the ExCeL, London from 19th to 21st February.

Wing Yan Lee, Marketing Manager at The Baby Show said: “Our research has shown that with the strain of balancing work with parenthood, financial concerns and living a long way from close family, there are a multitude of problems that might take you aback when starting your parenting journey.
“However, having a baby and raising a family is also the most amazing thing you will ever do, and at The Baby Show, we want to celebrate pregnancy and support new parents. Next month we’ll have a fantastic line up of experts at the show ready to give advice on a whole range of topics, whether that’s financial, childcare, sleep, weaning or knowing what to shop for.  Coming along is a brilliant way to prepare for one of the biggest changes in your life. Our experts can help alleviate some of your worries so that you can really start to enjoy being a mum or dad.”
 
The advanced ticket price is £14.35 on Friday and £15.35 for either the Saturday or Sunday, while on-the-door tickets cost £20.  For more information visit www.thebabyshow.co.uk.  
Opening times:
Friday 19th February9.30am – 5.30pmSaturday 20th February9.30am – 5.30pmSunday 21st February9.30am – 5.30pm.   

And, I'm giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the baby show! Tickets will be available for collection from he gates on the day. The 3 winners will be announced on February 16th. The competition will run from 16.00pm Friday 5th Feb until midnight 15th Feb. 

Good luck!! 



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