You’ll NEVER guess how many nappies you’ll change before your child turns four…


by Emma Dodds |
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Research has found exactly how many nappies you're likely to change before your child turns four years old...

For mums and dads, there are certain things about being a parent that get boring VERY quickly.

Like changing nappies- you feel like you've changed a MILLION by the time your child is one-month-old and endured about the same amount of tantrums.

But a study of 2,000 British parents has discovered exactly how many nappies parents will change by the time their child turns four.


The top 10 things that really make you a mum (slider)

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1) Being there when your child needs you

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2) Wanting your child’s happiness more than your own

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3) Coping with all the highs and lows of parenting

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4) Loving your child unconditionally

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5) Being emotionally available for your child

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6) Answering all their questions dozens of times

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7) Doing the drudgery of domestic chores like washing, cooking and cleaning out of love

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8) Going without so your child has what they need

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9) Being pregnant and giving birth

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10) Having a biological child

According to the research, undertaken on behalf of Frankie and Benny's, parents will change a whopping 3,728 nappies throughout their child's first four years.


But that wasn't the only shocking stat...

Parenting by numbers until a child turns four

  1. Nappy changes: 3,738

  2. Nights of lost sleep: 728

  3. Tantrums: 1,092

  4. Colds and bugs: 28

  5. Times trying to make them laugh: 2,920

  6. Kisses: 1,456

  7. Cuddles: 1,664

  8. Kids say ‘I Love You’: 1,248

  9. Times you will hide yourself away to have a snack without being disturbed: 144

  10. Times children push food away: 288

  11. Lies told about their food: 144

  12. Children’s films watched: 240

  13. Children’s TV episodes watched: 2,704

  14. Times the iPad come out to give you some peace: 288

  15. White lies told: 240

  16. Battles had: 384

  17. Battles won: 169

  18. Interruptions when you are on the toilet: 192

  19. Nights spent sleeping by the cot to get your child to sleep: 192

Aww. But it's all worth it in the end!

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