Experts have uncovered new information about what men do whilst their partners are taking care of the tiny tots and carrying out housework.
Women will be disappointed to hear that men relax twice as much as they do.
The study found that men are sitting back and lounging, unlike women who are frantically hoovering the living room carpet and helping their youngest with their spelling test revision.
The researchers shared a shocking fact, on their days off from work, men were more than likely looking after the children or tidying the house.
When the roles were reversed and men were doing the household chores and minding the kids, their other halves were helping out too.
The study found that men spend approximately 101 minutes relaxing, which is twice as much as women, who spend 46 minutes unwinding while their partner helps with childcare and cleaning.
The research was carried out by Ohio State University. Lead researcher Claire Kamp Dush understands that many people will be devastated to hear that the household duties are not divided equally between both parents.
She expressed her frustration over the results, “Household tasks and child care are still not being shared equally, even among couples who we expected would have egalitarian views of how to share parenting duties.”
The team believed new-parents would be fairer on one another. They hoped new mums and dads would share equal responsibilities, but it seems like that woman are still working harder at home.
Claire Kamp Dush encouraged parents to share chores, she felt like it was unfair of one parent to have a heavier workload than the other.
She stated that parents should establish a healthy routine in the early days of parenthood, “During the study, these couples were setting up routines that may last several years as the kids grow. Couples need to be having these conversations from the first few months.”
Society is continuing to grow and develop; however, some traditions are still floating around. The authors of the study wrote, “Traditionally the man concentrates on market work while the other partner, traditionally the woman, focuses on nonmarket work such as housework or childcare.”
The authors understand that marriage has evolved since, “Becker proposed his specialization model”, but sadly some couples continue to practice conventional roles.
Experts have advised new parents to sit down together and plan a reasonable routine where both mum and dad have a balanced number of tasks to do each day.