New data has revealed most mums watch Netflix whilst in the bathroom


From the editors of HelloGiggles

Words – Meaghan Kirby

While we love an all-out, no movement Netflix binge session, we often find that Netflix is also a best friend for our multi-tasking efforts. Seriously though, why simply work on a paper when we can work on a paper with our BFFs at Central Perk while ‘studying to’ Friends?

We may think we’re expert multitaskers but come on, we all know our parents, specifically our mums, are the best at multitasking. A new study from Netflix has found that mums also LOVE Netflix, but often have to do it while multitasking

That’s right, due to the 24/7 job that is parenting, our mums generally watch Netflix when doing other things, like laundry, work, or you know, escaping to the bathroom. And although the research was conducted in the US, we’re pretty sure the same rings true here in the UK.


As the above infographic from Netflix beautifully illustrates, a LOT of mums will sneak in a quick episode while doing household chores. Specifically, 57% of mums say they watch Netflix while doing the washing, 48% say they watch while making dinner, and a whopping 40% percent they’ll watch Netflix in the bathroom.

But the illustration shows so much more. The study shows that 17% of mums watch Netflix in the driveway, 19% say they’ve gotten through a quick binge sesh while ‘running errands’ or straight-up sitting in a car park (probably waiting for their kids), and 15% say they’ve watched Netflix while exercising.

If we didn’t know better, we’d think our mums were looking for a little alone time.

Long story short, next time you want to bother your mum when she’s in the bathroom, STOP, because she just wants to catch up on the latest season of Orange is the New Black. Let her live.

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