The lovely folk at Babyhuddle have put together an infographic based on their research into the facts and figures behind the first year of life for the average UK baby and they’ve kindly let us share it with our readers:
3,500 nappies are changed during the first year. 32% of them are soiled which means that in those first twelve months, the average parent will have to deal with 105kg of poo a year! Nice.Here are some of their favourite facts:
- A staggering £500 is spent on disposable nappies per year, which makes us think that now is as better time as any to brave it with cloth nappies?
- 62% of parents consider themselves to be a master chef when it comes to cooking great tasting, quick and healthy meals for their little ones. Time saving methods and devices are a necessity for many busy parents and a popular kitchen utensil for preparing your babies food is the Philips Avent Blender & Steamer.
- When we pondered on the eternal debate about which parent’s name your baby spoke first, the results showed a landslide victory for Daddy. 64% favoured him first, compared to only 28% for mummy.
- Probably the most stunning of all is the total distance a baby will travel in their first year- by shuffling, crawling, cruising squirming and possibly even walking. A grand total of 50Km is clocked up per year on average- or if you prefer, that’s the entire length of the Channel Tunnel! If you’d like to train your little for a marathon why not have a look at these walkers?
What do you think? Was your baby ‘average’ according to these figures? Does any of it scare you a bit?!
Let us know!