Are YOU ready to be a parent? Take a look at this list to find out...

Publish Date
Monday, 13 November 2017, 12:14PM

Having a baby is a big decision.

But thanks to, we've got a list of specific traits that can help you determine if you're really ready to be a mum.

So how many ‘good mother attributes’ can you tick off?

  1. Being there when your child needs you
  2. Wanting your child’s happiness more than your own
  3. Coping with all the highs and lows of parenting
  4. Loving your child unconditionally
  5. Being emotionally available for your child
  6. Answering all their questions dozens of times
  7. Doing the drudgery of domestic chores like washing, cooking and cleaning out of love
  8. Going without so your child has what they need
  9. Giving out hugs and kisses on cue
  10. Being willing to scare monsters under the bed
  11. Being up for a laugh – like putting music on and dancing with the kids
  12. Taking the time to look after the children when they are poorly
  13. Giving your time up for snuggles on the couch and bedtime stories
  14. Being home to tuck everyone into bed at night

Ninety-one per cent of mothers quizzed by say ‘wanting your child’s happiness more than your own’ is a sign you are a mum, while 86 per cent believe ‘loving your child unconditionally’ is the mark of a good parent.

Of course, whether you're ready or not, what matters most is how you behave once you actually become a parent!