New research from Vauxhall Motors reveals that over half (57%) of parents feel pressure to be do-it-all parents, switching between several roles; from chef and entertainer to handyman, tech expert and storyteller. As a result, the brand has created the Life HaX, bringing the traditional penknife into 2018.
The research further revealed that half (47%) of parents now see their roles as interchangeable, although more women than men consider themselves a do-it-all parent.
When asked what features they would like to see in the Life HaX, a third of parents (32%) wish there could be a “mute” button to keep their kids quiet on long car journeys. Despite wanting to make this tool as parent-friendly as possible, some things were out of Vauxhall’s hands.
The tool marks the launch of the Grandland X, the new SUV that was designed with modern parents in mind and has seen Vauxhall look into the ever-changing role of parents to understand what lifehacks can help make their lives easier.
The resulting hand-held tool called Life HaX helps multi-tasking parents so they can concentrate on enjoying adventures with their family; swopping the penknife blade for an iPhone pin, scissors for a Lego unpicker, can opener with a power bank, and ruler with a camera lens.
Each element of the tool was chosen by parents, and includes:
Car maintenance laser – a world-first, attach to your Grandland X bonnet to shine a laser and highlight where the screen wash, oil cap and dipstick is.
Lego unpicker – to stop you breaking your fingernails trying to unpick your children’s Lego.
Wide-angle lens attachment – for those all-important Instagram snaps.
Macro lens attachment – for awesome close-up photography.
Power bank – for when your smartphone runs out of battery on the move.
iPhone pin– for removing the SIM from your phone.
Torch – for when you can’t see under the sofa or the back of the boot to find your children’s lost toys.
Stylus – to give that extra precision when drawing on your tablet.
Knot unpicker – for when the kids get in a tangle.
Screwdriver– because traditional household jobs haven’t gone away.