Woah, baby! Two in three parents of infants say they have no clue what they're doing when it comes to parenting, according to new research.
A recent survey of 2,000 American parents with children ages 0 to 1 found 68% feel like they're just winging it, especially for the first six months of their baby's life.
And the pandemic hasn't made things easier. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of parents said the crisis has completely changed the way they take care of their child. In addition to being a parent, many have taken up other roles at home such as being a chef (55%), daycare provider (51%), a maid (50%) and teacher (50%) over the past year.
Juggling all of these jobs has cut the sleep of nearly a third (31%) of parents, who average about five hours of sleep every night.
Besides not getting enough sleep (63%), parents also struggle with not having enough time for self-care (58%) or for doing other errands during the day (56%).
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Enfamil, the survey also revealed nearly half of parents (49%) are worried about their infant's cognitive development and health.