This year, a report by research firm IHS found that the average U.S. household was spending about $400 on clothes, shoes and accessories for kids in 2017.
The average cost of a child’s clothes, footwear and accessories ranged from $200 to $400, and the average cost for a child to get a new pair of shoes was about $150.
The report found that clothing sales rose 11.7 percent to $5.1 trillion in 2017, with more than $1.6 trillion going toward clothing sales.
For children, that amount is a bit lower, with the average $200 spent going to clothing sales of just $75, according to the IHS report.
That’s because more than half of children’s clothing goes to kids under 5.
IHS also found that children spend a much smaller amount of time with their parents than adults.
The total spending time with parents for kids was just 10.3 minutes per day for children under 5 and 9.7 minutes for children over 5.
For adults, it was 17.4 minutes and 9 minutes, respectively.
The overall average for kids to spend time with a parent is about 4.2 minutes per child per day, and for adults, that’s about 5.6 minutes per adult per day.
But for kids who spend time alone, it’s almost as much as a parent spends with them, IHS said.
For example, a 9-year-old boy spends roughly 7.7 hours a day alone, and a 9 year-old girl spends about 7.9 hours with her mother, according the report.
“The data is very clear: The average age of a typical child in the U.K. is around 6, and while the average age for a typical adult is between 18 and 30, the average time spent by children alone and with parents is about 3 and 1/2 hours a week,” IHS analyst Brian Murphy said in a statement.
“Children spend time in their own homes, and parents spend time on a daily basis with their children, and these hours can have a significant impact on the health and well-being of the child.”
As kids get older, the amount of money they spend on clothing and accessories tends to increase.
For kids in the age range of 5-11, the most expensive items for their clothes, toys and accessories in 2017 was $1,500 per year.
For 5-12-year olds, the figure was $7,500.
But the average spending time for 5-13-year old children is just $2,500, with most spending time alone or with parents.
The study also found a significant trend: Most kids spend less time with friends than adults do, with only about a third of kids saying they have friends.