Many post-80s couples are complaining that going to the movies, shopping or attending parties have become impossible since their kids were born. That’s the way most parents are living their lives, no weekends of their own, no time to visit friends, not even a chance at promotion in their jobs. Asking help from their parents might be a way out, but the problem is that some aging parents are not strong enough to take care of the kids, and the kids may also become too spoiled by grandparents.
Then here comes a solution: Families with 3-plus kids can form a small group, and parents of each family, with enough sense of responsibility and patience, can take turns looking after all the kids in this group on weekends. Thus, other parents can have some quiet time for themselves and feel free to do something they’ve been planning for a long time; at the same time, the kids can make new friends and won’t be hanging around their parents all day long. This is called baby-pooling.