Get your partner to take our parenting quiz to find what animal represents his approach to being a dad
1. How good are you at putting a babygro on your baby ?
A Fine, as long as it’s a normal one with poppers down the front.
B Not bad, but I always double-check I’ve got it rightonce it’s on.
C You can test me with my eyes shut—I’m an expert!
D I’m rubbish at it! Who invented those fiddly poppers?!
2. When it comes to nappies…
Not my department!
A It’s not my favourite job, but I do my fair share.
B If I’m there they’re my job.
C When my partner asks me to,
D I’m happy to help.
3. And speaking of nappies, do you know what size nappy your baby is currently wearing?
A I’m pretty sure I’d know which size to buy.
B Of course! I bought a pack at the supermarket last weekend.
C Do they come in different sizes?
D Let me just text my other half and find out.
4. Who chose your pushchair?
A My partner did—what do I know?!
B My partner and I chose the pushchair together—it needed to be a model we’re both happy to use.
C My other half did all the research and worked out which model was best, and then we talked the final decision through.
D I did—and it was really fun. And you should see the suspension on the model we’ve got!
5. Be honest now, who gets most sleep at night, you or your other half?
A She does—I don’t want to gloat but I’m great at getting our baby to go back to sleep!
B Me—I really can’t afford to be a zombie at work.
C Honestly? I’d like to say it’s half and half, but I probably get more zeds.
D We’re pretty much equal on that front, I can do the back-to-sleep routine as well as she can.
6. Your baby wakes up at 5am instead of his usual 6.22am. Do you?
A Fetch him from his cot and pop him into bed with us for 10 minutes of cuddles before we all get up.
B Make my other half a cup of tea, it’s going to be a long day!
C Once he’s had some milk, take him downstairs so my partner can grab some more sleep.
D Roll over and go back to sleep—my other half’s on it already.
7. How much do you enjoy playing with your baby?
A I love it, and he loves it too, even if we’re just playing peekaboo.
B My other half is always telling me to be careful when we’re messing around together, but our baby loves a bit of dad-time!
C Five minutes and I’m all out of ideas—and to be honest, I’m not quite sure what I’m supposed to be doing.
D I guess I’ll get involved and enjoy it more when he’s a bit older.
8. Your toddler scribbles on the wall with a crayon. Do you?
A Call my partner so she can sort it out–she’ll know how to get it off.
B Fetch a baby wipe to see if the mark will come off.
C Get down to his level and gently explain we draw on paper, not walls.
D Roll my eyes. Kids!
9. How often do you take your child out and about, just the two of you?
A I take him down to the park every Saturday for dad-time, but otherwise we like to be together as a family.
B Yes, as long as it’s between feeds or I’ve got instructions!
C Not very often, but I can’t wait to do it more when he’s a bit older.
D All the time, we’re buddies!
10. What’s your idea of a good evening?
A One where our baby goes to sleep before 8.30pm!
B Snuggling on the sofa with my little family before we do the bedtime routine together.
C I’m just relieved that it is the evening and we’re nearly there!
D A night where everything runs smoothly and our baby’s smiling.
11. When did you last tell your partner that she’s doing a great job?
A Yesterday. We’d be lost without her: me as well as our baby!
B Last week. Honestly, I don’t know how she does it!
C I can’t remember. But she is a great mum.
D This morning. I tell her every morning!
12. Do you most want your baby to grow up to be?
D His own person.
WHAT’S YOUR SCORE?
Add up your score for each answer:
1. A: 6, B: 4, C: 8, D: 2
2. A: 2, B: 4, C: 8, D: 6
3. A: 6, B: 8, C: 2, D: 4
4. A: 2, B: 6, C: 4, D: 8
5. A: 8, B: 2, C: 4, D: 6
6. A: 6, B: 4, C: 8, D: 2
7. A: 8, B: 6, C: 4, D: 2
8. A: 4, B: 6, C: 8, D: 2
9. A: 4, B: 6, C: 2, D: 8
10. A: 2, B: 8, C: 4, D: 6
11. A: 6, B: 4, C: 2, D: 8
12. A: 2, B: 4, C: 6, D: 8