Netflix Offers ‘Birthdays On-Demand’ To Stressed Out Parents
Isn't this the most brilliant digital parenting hack you've ever seen?
Cancel that princess you booked for you kid’s birthday party. Thanks to Netflix, your child’s birthday dream can come true right in your own living room. And it might just be the most brilliant digital parenting hack next to their anytime New Year’s Eve celebrations.
The video-streaming service has released 15 Birthdays On-Demand videos, where characters like LEGO Ninjago, Luna Petunia, Beat Bugs and more help your child celebrate their birthday by singing a special birthday greeting they’ll think is made just for them:
This newest feature comes in response to a survey they conducted, the results of which showed that 67 percent of parents around the globe feel planning birthday parties is stressful. These videos are designed to help with that stress, making your kids feel special on their big day while also giving them something to do while you scramble around throwing streamers everywhere.
The survey results also provided other interesting insights, showing that parents everywhere feel the same pressure when it comes to planning amazing parties. While 69 percent of parents wish they didn’t have to go crazy with the party planning just for their kids to have fun, 44 percent say they feel pressure from social media to throw a huge party. Parents in Turkey (56 percent) and India (52 percent) feel the most social media demand, while parents in Peru and the Philippines (77 percent) feel the most stressed with the overall planning process. Here’s a breakdown of what, on average, is stressing parents out the most:
To access the Birthdays On-Demand videos, just search “birthday,” then press play on your child’s favorite character. Here’s the full list of characters to choose from:
- All Hail King Julien
- Beat Bugs
- DreamWorks Dinotrux
- Las Leyendas
- LEGO Friends
- LEGO Ninjago
- Luna Petunia
- Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug* and Cat Noir
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
- Project Mc2
- Skylanders Academy
- DreamWorks Trollhunters
- Word Party
[h/t: Huffington Post]