These Are the Top Baby-Related Questions Parents Search for on Google

One in three parents fear they are doing something wrong in their first year of parenting. Many turn to Google an average of six times a day looking for answers.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Associate Editor
Updated May 25, 2022
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Parents aren’t supposed to know it all. So if you feel like you run to Google for questions about your baby almost daily, you aren’t alone. A new survey conducted by OnePoll uncovered the average American parent consults Google six times a day. That’s over 2,000 baby-related questions each year!

Top search topics included:

The survey was conducted online by OnePoll among US parents with children ages 0 to 2 years old. Among the 2,000 parents surveyed, 1 in 3 said they feared doing something wrong, and 71 percent said they would not have made it through the first year of their child’s life without the help of experts.

Who is considered an expert varies from person to person. Some consider their parent their expert of choice, while others turn to their pediatrician or a news source. In the first year of birth, parents make an average of 56 phone calls to their parents and 67 calls to medical experts like their pediatrician.

Despite the uncertainty and struggles that come along with parenting, two-thirds of parents reported that becoming a parent is their greatest life achievement. Forty-six percent of parents also agreed that they wish they would have been easier on themselves in those first few months because, after all, they’re not alone in not knowing everything when it comes to caring for their baby.

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