“It’s hard looking after a baby – especially when they get ill!” says children’s medicine company
First-time mothers are ‘lost, lonely and bewildered’ for a year after baby’s birth – but don’t despair! It gets DOES get better
The average first-time mother finds the first year of her baby’s life ‘chaotic’, ‘tiring’ and ‘stressful’, it was revealed today.
A detailed study into the trials and tribulations of becoming a parent found most mums find the initial 12 months emotionally and physically draining.
And a large percentage of the 2,000 women questioned admitted the more negative aspects of parenthood – such as sleepless nights, the feeling of being lost, lonely and bewilderment – outweighed the positive.
Source: Daily Mail, 5th November 2013
It’s hard to be a mother, especially when you’re a first-time mother. Having the responsibility for an entire human life can be a lot to live up to, and it can be hard to be sure you’re doing everything right.
Plus, just to confuse matters, you have all manner of people giving you advice – some of that being self-serving advice given on behalf of companies trying to sell you products. Companies like Nurofen, who paid for this story:
The report, carried out by Nurofen for Children, also found it is only when baby reaches the age of 11 months that the happier elements of motherhood come to the fore.
If you’re wondering what horse Nurofen, the medicine manufacturers, have in this particular race, your question is answered a little later in the article:
Half of those polled wished someone could explain why babies cry, and 43 per cent said they would have liked help on how to deal with sleepless nights.
Others said they would have liked to have been told when it was appropriate to contact a doctor, and when to administer medicines.
The research also found one in three mothers feel confused about treating their child’s illnesses.
When your child gets sick, think first of Nurofen – the company who told you you’re lost, lonely and bewildered!