Revealed: The Most Popular Mum Myths

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Whether it’s telling you that carrots give you superpowers so you’d eat your vegetables or claiming that the TV would do terrible things to your eyes so you’d spend more time outside, our mums have some very unique ways of teaching us valuable life lessons.

For our Mother’s Day campaign this year, we decided to shine a light on the weird and wonderful myths and sayings mums tell their children growing up.

3 in 4 Mums admit telling their kids the same tall tales they were told growing up

In our survey of 2,434 adults, three quarters of people polled said their mum or granny had a funny saying or myth and almost two thirds (65%) said they believed those tales to be true into adulthood. Eating carrots helps you see in the dark and you’ll catch pneumonia if you sleep with your hair wet were revealed to be the most common myths told. Other popular myths mums love to tell were revealed as:

  • If you pick a dandelion, you’ll wet the bed (30%)
  • If you eat the seeds of an apple it will grow in your stomach (23%)
  • Eating the crust on bread will make your hair curly (19%)

Passing on the tradition to their own children, 74% tell the same little white lies to their own kids with 1 in 4 saying they do so to usually get their children to do something they don’t want to do.

Watch: Mums’ Myths, revealed by you 

We took to the streets to find out the good, the bad and the strange when it comes to mums’ myths. Watch the video below to see what we found out:  

A Mother’s Day gift of choice

The One4all Gift Card is a Mother’s Day gift that fits every type of mum. Whether she’s a fashionista, gamer, domestic goddess, beauty guru, restaurant fan, coffee lover, garden enthusiast, she can spend her gift card at thousands of stores nationwide and online at participating retailers. From Penneys, River Island and New Look to IKEA, Argos and Currys, plus a whole lot more. Loadable in any amount between €15 to €150, making it a suitable option for all budgets, available in lots of great designs, including a gorgeous ‘Mum’ design, and easy to buy from your local Post Office, Tesco, Circle K, and selected PostPoints nationwide or online.

The One4all Gift Card is also available as a digital option, which is sent and spent on a phone, plus there’s also a range of gift cards just for her favourites. View the full range online here.