According to The Sun, parenting website Mumsnet has discovered that the youngest child in the family happens to be the one parents hold a soft spot for.
The parenting source surveyed 10 parents and out of them, four admitted the baby of their family was favoured based on the fact that they saw themselves in the child.
“Favouritism is one of the last taboos and can provoke a lot of guilt, so it’s important to say that feeling a greater affinity for a particular child is fairly common and doesn’t have to be disastrous," Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts told The Mirror:
“Toxic favouritism, where siblings become aware of being treated unfairly over the long term, is a whole other ball game. The distilled Mumsnet wisdom on this issue is that lots of parents like their children differently - the crucial thing is to love them all wholly.”