The survey held with 432 parents during the campaign “It Takes 2” brought out some startling facts on parental behaviour.
The most shocking facts of all that says “88% dads believe that baby chores primarily need only the moms involvement” needed an instant action to break away the social stigma attached with men taking up baby care duties.
In order to bring in the change in our society and break the stereotype, Pampers held a bloggers meet along with the panel of experts that lead to an insightful discussion on the significance of inclusive Parenting, scientific facts and their personal experiences of baby care.
Miss Banu Ismail, Psychologist, Child Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst emphasised ‘the role of a father helps to separate the symbiotically bonded mother infant pair and provide emotional support to the mother who can in turn emotionally support the baby‘. She also said there are evidences that suggests that fathers are biologically no less sensitive to infant signals than mothers.
Research suggests that on an average “the presence of an active, nurturing father is likely to be beneficial to many aspects of a child’s development”.
Dr. Avinash De Sousa, Consultant Psychiatrist and psychotherapist said, “Both parents play a vital role in the growth and development of a child. It is their ‘presence’ which is far more important than their ‘presents’. The touch and warmth of both the parents develops a strong bond between parents and toddler in early years of growing up and stays forever”.
He also emphasised, In this era of globalisation and digital lifestyle, TIME is an important investment that parents need to make for an over all development of a child.
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We have come a long way when it comes to fathers involvement in parenting. More and more fathers are coming forward and willing to share the baby chores. Though it comes naturally to mothers, fathers need to go an extra mile to learn to do few things that they hesitate to do out of fear for the baby.
Moreover it’s the Indian society that needs to change the way we bring up babies. Many a times it’s looked down upon men who want to help their wives in baby chores. The social stigma that our society carries about men doing the dirty job of cleaning up the mess and being engaged in child care duties need a new perspective.
The mindset has to change and the owners lies on all the moms who are raising boys to ensure they are taught to do anything and everything that a girl child can do. When it comes to taking responsibility they shouldn’t step back rather take it up with pride.
So, here I suggest ” A Happy, Healthy Baby Needs Both Ma &Pa”