William + Kate’s baby is due in April: What that means for the little royal’s personality

It’s official: Kensington Palace confirmed the due date of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s newest addition is in April. Although we don’t yet know whether Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be joined by a brother or sister, birthdate statistics paint a picture of what’s in store for the newest royal—and your April baby, too!

They’re born optimists

A 2014 study of Hungarian university students found that babies born in March, April and May are more likely to rate higher on the hyperthymic scale later in life—meaning they are more optimistic and positive. April babies who live in places with dry summers and cool winters are even more prone to seeing a glass as half-full.

They’re born leaders

According to researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, April babies (and those born in March) are more likely to become corporate leaders later in life than those born in the summer. After analyzing the birthdates of 375 CEOs from S&P 500 companies between 1992 and 2009, researchers concluded that this is due to the way we structure the school year: April babies are more likely to be the oldest in the class, and therefore singled out as leaders early in life.

They have lower asthma risks

A 2015 study of New York City babies found kids with springtime birthdays have lower rates of asthma. The researchers believe this may be because dust mites are more abundant in the spring—and if a baby is exposed during the first two months of life, that might strengthen his or her immune response. (But no such luck for babies born in the southern hemisphere.)

They have lower rates of ADHD

That same study notes ADHD is more commonly diagnosed in babies born later in the year. But this has nothing to do with dust mites and everything to do with the way the school year is structured; the youngest kids in class are often perceived as not being as calm as the spring-born babies.

They’re more likely to stay up late

A study in the journal Sleep found people with spring and summer birthdays generally go to bed later than those born in the fall and winter. As for the reason why, the researchers said this is in line with previous studies that suggested babies who are born when days are the longest may have altered circadian rhythms.

They’re an Aries or a Taurus

An April birthday means baby will have one of two zodiac signs: Coming into the world from from April 1 to April 19 makes baby a determined and passionate Aries. Meanwhile, later arrivals are born under the Taurus sign and are said to be reliable and practical.

While it was already a safe bet that Will and Kate’s littlest baby was destined to be a ruler, your optimistic, leadership-oriented April baby may be teaming up with the Cambridge kiddo for some diplomacy one of these days.

Heather Marcoux is the News Editor for Motherly and mom to one little boy. A former television journalist, Heather lives in Canada with her husband, son and a foursome of adorable pets.

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