Kids’ toll on sleep
CHILDREN cost mums and dads the equivalent of one night’s sleep every week.
Despite 79% of parents wanting their little ones in bed before 8pm, 58% admitted it doesn’t happen, with one in 10 children going to bed after 10pm.
The study to mark the launch of Disney Junior UK’s Parenting Hacks podcast found it takes an average of 43 minutes after brushing teeth and a story for children to go to sleep.
Most bedtimes consist of three stories, two tantrums, and four goodnight kisses.
Not surprisingly this leads to a lack of sleep for parents – and 48% of them confess it makes them feel miserable.