Mini marathons: Tireless toddlers cover more than two and a half miles a day (but that includes 102 falls)

Daily Mail:

They may be called baby steps but don’t be fooled: the average toddler walks more than two and a half miles a day.

The distance – which would put many adults to shame – is made of 14,208 steps. Perhaps less surprisingly, it also includes 102 falls.

To come up with the figures, the New York University researchers videoed more than 130 infants aged between 12 and 19 months as they explored a specially-designed playroom. Another 15 were taped at home.

Some were ‘expert crawlers’ who had yet to start to walk. Some had just taken their first steps and a few had been toddling around for months.

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