UK mums cover 639 miles with their buggy in first year

On average, we’re pushing that pram over 1,000km in our baby’s first 12 months!


A whopping 639 miles are covered by mums with their baby’s buggy in the first year after birth, a new study from Pampers Baby-Dry reveals.


In an attempt to get their baby to drop off, 42% of mums take their baby out in the buggy – the second most popular way to get babies to sleep.

 On average, mums take their baby out in the buggy six times a week, walking over 2 miles each time – totalling 639 miles across the year. This is the same distance from London to Switzerland, reports The Daily Mail

“Getting baby to sleep is a big source of stress for mums and you can understand why many resort to a long walk to get baby to drift off, as it isn’t always easy,” says Pampers sleep expert Dr Wendy Dean.

It’s thought that the movement of a buggy replicates the motion babies feel in the womb and so it soothes them to sleep. Taking babies for a ride in the car has a similar effect and is another popular way to get little ones to drift off, as many of you can no doubt vouch for!


To cover 639 miles you’re going to need a buggy that’s up to the job, so take a look at our buyer’s guide to buggies for help on selecting the perfect one for you.

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