The average new mum pushes a baby buggy around 750 miles a year – the equivalent of trekking from Land’s End to John o’ Groats, it has been found.
Researchers found the typical mum takes her new tot out and about in the pushchair six times a week, and walks at least two miles a time.??
That means each week they are clocking up just over 14 miles – or pushing prams over 741 miles in the first year of their baby’s life.
The local park is the most popular place to go, followed by the shops and visits to friends.
Dads only join in on one in five pushchair journeys… but say it would be more if they could mount a DVD player on the handle. Eight in 10 mums admit pushing the pram was their main source of exercise after giving birth in a bid to shift their baby weight.
One in 10 even go jogging with their pushchair twice a week for a mile and a half each time.
Parenting Consultant Liz Day from Mothercare, which carried out the poll of 2,000 mums, said: “These results will come as a surprise to many mums out there.
“Who would think that a daily walk with a pushchair would add up to so many miles in the first year of a baby’s life.
“It’s important for new mums to leave the house and enjoy some fresh air whilst having the opportunity to meet new friends and bond with their baby.”