Summer is here and if you've got a June due date your days of being pregnant in the heat are nearly over, mama.
June is actually a great month to welcome a child, and statistics prove babies born this month have a lot of potential. Whether you're expecting a Gemini or a Cancer, the one thing you should expect is a child with a lot of personality.
Here's why June babies are special:
They're the most likely to win a Nobel prize
There's a lot of talk about June babies possibly being at a disadvantage academically because they're among the youngest in their classes, but apparently, that hasn't held back a lot of Nobel prize winners. Statistically speaking, babies born in June are the most likely to grow up to be in the Nobel prize winner's circle.
They're more likely to keep you up at night
Maybe all those great, Nobel prize winning ideas come to June babies after dark. 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. Your June child is more likely to be a night owl.
They're more prone to "excessive positivity"
Hyperthymic temperament—aka a sunny, upbeat disposition—is more often found in people born in spring and summer. Good news for mamas expecting this month.
They're also more prone to mood swings
Cyclothymic temperament is another characteristic found more often in summer babies. This means that while they are prone to positivity, they can also be impacted by mood swings, so when the positivity does turn off, it happens quick. Luckily, they can switch back just as fast.
They're probably not going to be a thrill-seeker
Studies of how our season of birth impacts dopamine levels suggest thrill-seeking behavior is more common in kids born in autumn and winter. Kids born in May and June had the lowest levels, meaning they're less likely to take big risks than their winter-born cousins.
They're more likely to be tall
Researchers at Cambridge University concluded summer born babies grow taller than those born in the colder months. They're also more likely to have a higher birth weight and be healthier at birth, which makes mamas expecting this month very lucky.
There you have it. Although they very well may be the youngest in their class, your June born baby could reach great heights, physically and figuratively.
[Originally published June 1, 2018]