Feeling poorly? Call your mum

No matter how old we get, when we’re under the weather it’s our mums we want and their cold-busting advice we follow


It doesn’t matter how old your children get or how long ago they moved out, you’re still the first person they turn to for comfort when they’re feeling ill, according to a new survey by Lockets.


The survey found that 66% of 1001 adults between 25 and 45 would rather turn to their mum than their partner when they’re unwell.

Southerners are soppier than their Northern counterparts with 70% wanting their mum when they’re ill. But Mancunian men are the toughest, with only 55% admitting they needed a shoulder to sniffle on.

And believe it or not, it’s your advice they remember when trying to avoid the lurgy! Mum’s top advice is “Always wash your hands” which is certainly medically advisable.

Other best-loved mum tips include:

  • don’t go out with wet hair
  • don’t burn the candle at both ends
  • don’t forget your coat when you go out

And you thought they never listen!

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