New mothers have come to increasingly depend on the Internet and even social media to help them through the early stages of motherhood.
According to new research carried out on 2000 mothers, the Internet and social media channels have become their go-to bibles when it comes to answering their every query about their new role as a parent.
While it is not surprising to learn that 82 percent of those surveyed admitted to feeling constantly worried about their children, an interesting statistic thrown up revealed that two-thirds of mothers considered the Google search engine to be their ‘best friend’ when it came to parental advice.
And it seems that social media is also playing an important role in educating and informing new mothers, with over a quarter of those surveyed admitting to turning to Facebook for advice, and just over 10 percent logging onto Twitter.
The survey results showed that sleeping habits topped to list of the most searched-for topics, with general health queries also popular.