Ever wanted to know the secret to a blissfully happy life as parent? Apparently, it all comes down to the number of kids you have!
There’s no doubt being a mum is equal parts heartache and joy, no matter how many kids you have. But according to one survey the secret to happy family is having two children.
Parents are happiest with this number of kids
UK baby retailer Online4baby asked 2000 Gen-Zs and Gen-Xers what number of children is right for a happy life. A whopping 49 percent said two kids. The next most popular response was three children (14 percent) – followed by none. Very funny kids.
Interestingly, a survey of British parents a couple of years ago found that parents believe having two girls is the best combination for a happy family life.
Why do parents want more kids?
The survey also posed another interesting question: If you currently have a child or children, and are planning to have further children, what is the single biggest factor motivating that decision?
The most compelling reason? Because they want their child to have a sibling, so they’ll always have a friend. The next most popular answer was not feeling their family is complete with just one child. And five percent of parents didn’t want their child to grow up as an only child.
The survey also asked those not planning on having kids, or any more kids, why they’ve made that decision. Unsurprisingly, the majority (21.4 percent) said the financial cost of raising children is too much.
So, what do we think – is two the perfect number of children for a happy life? Let us know in the comments.We may get commissions for purchases made using links in this post. Learn more.