Six Reasons a Summer Baby is Special

Health Spotlight on the Summer Baby

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According to Science, Your Summer Baby is Special: Here Are 6 Reasons Why

Summer is a time to hit the outdoors with your babies and enjoy all the fun activities that nature has to offer. While it may be a little hot at times for mamas running after their small ones we have good news if your child was born in the summer months. Your summer kiddo is a reflection of the bright and happy weather in more ways than one.

Here are some statistics on why your summer baby is so special:

Summer Babies Are Bigger at Birth

Babies born in the summer statistically weigh more at birth than kids born in the other seasons. Why is this a positive thing? Higher birth weights have positive attributes for short and long term.

A Summer Baby Is More Likely to Be Tall

In the same study that shows summer babies weighing in more at birth also points out that your baby will likely grow taller in adulthood than he or she’s peers. The research found that women who are pregnant during the summer months are exposed to more vitamin D a strong link that contributes to height.

Summer Babies Are Less Likely to Develop Bipolar Disorder

According to the 2012 study published in the journal PLOS One, August, and September born babies have the lowest rate of developing bipolar disorder. Researchers are still not exactly sure why but the rates for these months are substantially lower. Researchers believe the link of the prenatal vitamin D exposure is a factor.

Your Summer Kiddo Feels Lucky

People born between the months of March and August are more likely to consider themselves “lucky.” A 2005 study found that 44.9% of winter babies consider themselves lucky while 47.9% of summer babies thought to have luck in their corner.

Your Baby Is More Positive

A positive outlook is linked to spring and summer birthdays. This also goes back to feeling lucky. A positive mindset may attract all that luck you see yourself receiving.

Your Child Will Be the Youngest or Oldest in the Class

If you have a child that is born in August you may face the challenge of deciding when to put your child in school. Holding off an extra year before enrolling them in Kindergarten may be a wise choice. Studies show that August-born children who are put in the classroom as the youngest child in the class are less likely to attend college as their September counterparts who enter the classroom as the oldest.

An August baby that waits an extra year before starting school will be the oldest in the class. They may feel more confident about not being the smallest among their peers and less skilled, two things that could follow them through their entire academic career.

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