New Dad survey results in

A new survey has thrown up some interesting insights into how modern day Dads tackle parenting
New dads are taking on a lot of the responsibilities of having a baby, according to a new survey.

The research, carried out by Colief Infant Drops, aimed to find the effect of a baby on a relationship.

It found that nearly half (49 per cent) of fathers were getting up in the night to feed the baby, with older dads the best - 53 per cent would do it regularly.

Another age discrepancy was the fact that a majority of older dads (70 per cent) got more sleep than their partners, while just over a quarter (26 per cent) of young fathers, in their early twenties, thought they got less.

However, 21 per cent of all fathers said they would argue with their partner about who should be doing the chores, and 42 per cent said they argued more with their partner after having a baby.

"Having a baby has a massive impact on pretty much every aspect of a couple's relationship, from the practical things like money, running a home and maintaining a social life through to emotional issues like maintaining intimacy and adapting to the responsibilities and roles of parenting," said Paula Hall, a sex and relationship psychotherapist.

"Having a baby can be the most bonding experience a couple can ever experience, but be prepared for the trials as well as the euphoria."

The survey questioned 3,000 dads across the country, with money the most common topic for arguments, especially among parents in their 30s.

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