Moms are spending more and more of their time with their babies this year, with moms saying they are spending over $2,000 per day, according to a new study.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) found that mothers spend $2.6 billion per day with their kids, with many women spending more than $1,000 a day.
According to the study, the average mother spends $4,400 on jewelry every year, and fathers spend $4.3 billion.
The study, “A New Look at the Cost of Being a Mom,” also found that moms spend more on baby food than dads, $2 per meal compared to $1 per meal.
The average mom spends $5,600 on baby clothes, $4 per dress compared to just $1.50 per dress for dads.
As part of its new report, the ASRM added an item to its list of items parents should buy for their newborns, called the Mommy Guide, which is designed to help parents learn about the needs of their newborn.
“The Mommy Handbook, created by the ASMRC to help moms prepare for the arrival of their new babies, has become a hit with moms, with more than 50,000 mothers and dads taking advantage of its content and the resources they are given to learn more about the changing nature of motherhood,” the organization said in a statement.
“We know that the mom-and-pop mom is a great ally in helping the baby transition from babyhood to adulthood.
We are proud to have the opportunity to share with you the wisdom of these moms and dads on the challenges they face as they navigate the transition to becoming a mom,” the group added.
The new study also found the percentage of moms who reported they had a tattoo on their skin, the most common tattoo on the body, had increased by 50 percent in the last five years.
The ASRM study also included data from the National Center for Health Statistics, which found that tattoos, piercings and earrings are the most commonly chosen body piercments by mothers.
The number of mothers who reported using tattoos as an expression of femininity, rather than sexual expression, also increased by 44 percent from 2014 to 2017.
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, which includes the ASFMD, also found an increase in tattoos among mothers, from 3 percent in 2014 to 4 percent in 2017.