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What men think about babies

Text: Emily Mahaney; Photography: People Images

January 10, 2017

What men think about babies11% of guys have had baby names picked out for years. Read on for more truths about having kids, from our man survey.

Which word best describes your thoughts on babies?

Miraculous 40%

Terrifying 10%

Both 50%

So do you ever want one?

Yes, definitely 33%

Maybe, assuming I find the right girl 13%

I already have one (or more) 31%

What’s scariest about having a baby?

The lack of sleep a newborn causes 7%

The actual birth. It’s intense! 9%

Parenting – I could screw up royally 33%

The financial pressure of raising a kid 51%

What do you most hope your baby will get from you?

My athleticism 7%

My looks 11%

My humour 38%

My work ethic 44%

Have you picked out names for your future kid?

Yes, I’ve had them chosen for years 11%

Not yet, but I’ve got a few in mind 36%

This has never occurred to me 22%

Actually, I already have kids 31%

Would you want to be married before having a baby?

Yes. It’s step one 60%

Not necessarily 40%

Would you marry a woman who didn’t want babies?

No, it’s a deal breaker 42%

Yes, if I were in love 58%

Have you ever lied to a woman by overplaying how much you want kids

Yes 7%

No 93%

Will (or do) you change your baby’s diapers?

Yes 93%

No 7%

Do you guys get as excited as women do about buying baby clothes?

Of course! Those little cotton onesies are the cutest thing ever 26%

Not a chance. I don’t like buying my own clothes, let alone outfits for a baby 74%

Taken from GLAMOUR US. Click here to read the original.

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