The shortest month of the year is officially here! Whether you’re counting down the days until your little one arrives or are counting the candles on your February baby’s birthday cake, we’ve rounded up some of the very best things about being blessed with a baby born in February.
Full of life, love and adventure, these sweethearts are sure to keep you on your toes year round! Check out our top reasons why mums with February babies are #blessed.
1. Hearts of gold
Babies born in the month of love have the biggest hearts of all. The most common characteristic of February babies is their compassion. They are kind, empathetic and caring. They are the toddlers who are more than happy to share their toys and give kisses to other kids when they scrape their knees. Naww.
2. Fiercely loyal
Another common trait for February babies is loyalty. You can expect your little sweetheart to stick by your side through thick and thin and be fiercely protective of family and siblings. A great trait to possess!
3. Heavy (and healthy) weights
February babies boast some of the healthiest statistics with one study suggesting babies born in February are longer at birth, and heavier and taller by age seven. Perhaps basketball or netball will be in their futures?
4. Little smarties
The same study also concluded that babies born in February had higher scores in a series of intelligence exercises. Tall AND smart. What a combo!
5. Unexpected arrivals
You may need to get the nursery ready sooner than expected if you’re expecting a baby in the not-too-distant-future. Researchers found a 10% spike in premature births in January and February.
6. Tamer temper tantrums
Okay, so we’re not saying your little one won’t howl down the house if you give him the wrong colour cup…but according to researchers from Hungary, February babies are more likely to experience fewer mood swings and tantrums.
7. Most likely to be the next Beyonce
Two studies confirmed it! One study suggested those born in February are most likely to be celebrities. Another study by the UK Office of National Statistics found that people born in February are more likely to be artists.
Celebrity or artist. Let’s just call a spade a spade and admit you’re raising the next Queen Bey.
8. Sweet symbols
We all know February is the month of LOVE, but it’s also got some pretty flowers and gems to back it up. February’s birthstone is Amethyst, considered a symbol of royalty and a token of class and courage.
And Feb’s flowers are the violet, a symbol of loyalty and faithfulness, and primrose, a symbol of youth and undying love.
9. Summer fun
If you currently feel around 185 weeks pregnant, then you’re probably NOT super keen on having a summer baby. But… celebrating a baby born in the summer months means outdoor parties are on the agenda. Parks, playgrounds, beaches, creeky – all perfect venues for parties and less clean-up for you too! Score!
10. Water baby
Another cool thing about babies born in February is that they are connected to water. Your little one’s star sign is either Aquarius (a water sign) or Pisces (a little fishy). Either way, we predict you’ll be spending plenty of time splashing around.
10. Cute name choices
Of course, you can name your February baby anything you want but if you’re looking for a name that celebrates his or her birth month, you’ve got a few great choices!
Valentina/Valentino, (for Valentine’s Day), Violet (for Feb’s flower), Ash and Rowan (for Feb’s trees) or Brigid, Titus, Leo, Matthias or Alexander (some of the many Saints that are honoured in Feb).
A big congrats to all the mums expecting their babies this month.