Mommy Facts


Key Mom Stats:

Number of Moms: 2 billion in the World (82.5 million in the US)
First-Time Moms: Average age of new moms is 25, vs 21 in 1970
Number of Kids: Modern moms average 2 kids- 4.3 babies are born each second
Working Moms:
72% of moms with children over 1 year old work
55% of moms with a child under 1 year old work, vs 31% in 1976
Moms with a full-time job spend 13 hours working at the office or at home on family chores
Household Chores:
Chores: Women average 2.2hrs/day, vs. 1.3hrs/day for men
Laundry: 88% is done by moms, totaling 330 loads of laundry & 5,300 articles of clothing each year
Least Favorite Chore: Vacuuming the stairs
Bathroom Multi-Tasking for Moms: Reading is the most common activity, followed by talking on the phone, meditating, watching TV, drinking coffee, eating and balancing the checkbook.
Mommy Records:
Most Kids: Mrs. Vassilyev of Russia gave birth to 69 children between 1725-1765
Oldest Mom: Rosanna Dalla Corte gave birth to a baby boy when she was 63 years old in Italy in 1994
Heaviest Newborn: Signora Carmelina Fedele gave birth to a 22lbs 8oz boy in Italy in 1955
Mother’s Day:
1st Mother’s Day: May 10, 1908; founded by Anna Jarvis; made a national holiday in 1914 by President Wilson
Busiest Phone Day: 68% of people plan to call Mom on Mother’s Day, totaling 122.5 million phone calls
Card Giving: 50% of households give Mother’s Day cards, totaling some 152 million cards
Baby Cores:
Diaper Changes: 7,300 by baby’s 2nd birthday
Diaper Changing Speed: Moms take 2 minutes, 5 seconds (adds up to 3 40-hour work weeks each year!). vs 1 minute, 36 seconds for dads
Giving Attention: Preschooler requires mom’s attention once every 4 minutes of 210 times/day
Taking Care: Preschooler moms spend 2.7hrs/day on primary childcare, vs 1.2 hours for dads
Misc Mommy & Baby Facts:
Cost of Raising a Child: Middle-Income families spend $242,070 to raise a kid to 18(not including college!)
First Year Baby Costs: $7,000 of baby items before 1st birthday
30 Pounds: average weight gain during pregnancy
Baby Gender Gap: 105 boys born for every 100 girls.
Most popular birth month: July
Most popular birth day: Tuesday
Most Popular names of 21st Century:
Girls-Emily, Madison, Hannah
Boys-Jacob, Micheal, Joshua
Research suggests that moms who give birth later in life, live longer.
Having kids make you smarter.
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