Did you know September is the biggest baby boom month?! Yep! In fact, the most common birthday for Aussie kids is 17 September, followed by September 23 and September 24. In America, the most popular birthdates are also in September – 11th and 9th!
And this is just the beginning! We’ve stumbled upon even more fun facts about September babies. If you happen to be expecting your little bundle of baby joy this month, you’re in for a treat!
Read on to find out why having a September baby is all sorts of awesome!
1. You don’t have to worry about melting during delivery
September weather is relatively calm and lovely across Australia with 40-degree heat not usually a thing. You certainly won’t be sweating through the final days of pregnancy like those poor mums who give birth in December and January!
You probably also won’t be feeling the frostbite (and later on, frostnip) that comes with giving birth during the cooler winter months.
Another bonus – September birthday parties are ideal weather-wise, whether hosting an indoor or outdoor party.
2. September babies will most likely be smart
No guarantees on this one but one British study suggests that September babies may have a leg up in the classroom. Kids born in this month were 20% more likely to get into elite schools.
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3. You may not have to worry about that much mess
September babies are often Virgos and one of Virgo’s biggest traits is their organised nature. So, fingers crossed, your little one will quickly learn how to keep his toy mess to a minimum.
And, hopefully this translates to other items too – like clothing when they are teens!
4. Newborn photoshoot ops!
September is a great month to be born if you like dressing your little dolly in adorably themed newborn outfits. You’ve got Halloween in October (hello baby pumpkin) and Christmas in December (itty bitty Santa coming at ya!).
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5. Aging gracefully
Another cool fact about September babies? They are most likely to make it to the ripe old age of 100! Babies born from September to November have a higher chance of hitting the century mark.
6. Sporting stars
Brisbane 2032 here we come! If you have a September baby, then they may also have an edge on the sports field. One study suggests babies born in September tend to be stronger and more athletic.
7. Driven to succeed
As mentioned above, most September babies are Virgos which is one of the earth signs. Virgos are known for a few different traits including practicality, loyalty and motivation. Little Virgos are incredibly driven to succeed in ANYTHING they put their mind to, from crawling to world domination. If a Virgo wants it, they will work until they get it.
8. Best behaviour
The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) found that September babies tend to also be very well behaved. Well, they found that kids born in September are less likely to be sent to juvy – which is definitely a plus!
9. The name game
Another great thing about having a baby in September is that you’ve got some cute names if you want to incorporate their birth month into the mix. Below are just a few ideas:
- Aster – The flower for September
- Luna – A nod to the moon goddess, the symbol for Virgos
- Olive – September’s tree
- Indigo – A nod to the colour blue, commonly associated with September thanks to the birthstone, Sapphire
- Harmony – Ideal for any harmonious Libras
- Terra and Maia – Nods to the earth (Virgo’s element)