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The Most Googled Questions by Parents Are So Relatable


As Google releases their annual trends, it seems this year we have all spent a lot of time making slime and trying to buy bitcoins. We’ve taken a look at some of the most common questions googled in 2017 and have come up with this very relatable list. Moms (and dads): Hands up, how many of these have you googled this year?

1. How to be a good parent?

It turns out Google’s answer to this one is to “give them encouragement with constructive criticism.” In our eyes, we think you just need to try your best. And remember, you’re doing an amazing job!

2. How to make slime?

Yep, we seem to be a nation obsessed with making slime!

3. How to stay young?

Those sleepless nights can take their toll and it seems like we’re all feeling it!

4. How to make a fidget spinner?

Fidget spinners were one of the biggest crazes of 2017. If you didn’t have one in your handbag, you were trying to make your own for your kid.

5. How to download youtube videos?

Because sometimes, Peppa Pig is needed, even on your phone.

6. How to have twins?

We’ve got the answer to this one, take a look at these six factors that increase your chances of having twins or multiples.

7. How to tell why my baby is teething?

Brush on those warning signs and take a look at these nine golden rules of teething.

8. How to stay awake?

If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding and looking for ways to boost your energy without turning to coffee, eat more superfoods that fight fatigue!

9. How to draw a unicorn?

Another huge trend this year — unicorns! It turns out if you’re not planning a unicorn party, you’re trying to draw them!


10. How to have a baby?

One we’ve definitely got the answer to — from trying to conceive tips, to birthing plans, you’re in the right place!

11. How to tell why my baby’s poop is green?

As scary as it might look, green baby poo is actually pretty normal.

12. How to French braid?

Looking for cute hair styles for your little girl? Now is the time to learn how to braid!

13. How to knit?

Whether it’s a cure to the pregnancy insomnia or something new to do, learning to knit can be a great boredom buster!


14. How to unblock my baby’s nose?

Take a look at our top 10 ways to unblock your baby’s nose here.

15. How to become a midwife?

For those thinking about becoming a midwife, most likely you’ll need to have at least a Bachelors degree to enter a midwifery program. The exception to that would be if you are already a registered nurse.

16. How to induce labor?

From power walking to bouncing on a birthing ball, there are many natural ways to induce labor yourself!

17. How to not be tired?

It’s official: The most common subject on most parent’s minds? Sleep.

18. How to get my baby to sleep?

Still struggling to get your little one into a routine? Don’t worry, we’ve got all you need to know about bedtime routines covered.


19. How to potty train a boy?

On average, boys are ready to be potty trained a few months after girls, so don’t worry if his friends at nursery school seem ahead.

20. How to sleep train my baby?

Yes, more sleep!

21. How to potty train a girl?

As their communication skills are often more advanced than their male peers, girls are usually ready to start potty training before boys.

22. How to do baby led weaning?

From brilliant finger foods for baby led weaning, to how to cope with all the mess, we’ve all got a question or two about baby led weaning!

This post was written by Emmeline Saunders. For more, check out our sister site Mother & Baby.

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