Planning Your Baby’s Birth Month
Melissa Hale, now married with three kids, was born on August 30th and was given the choice between starting school at the age of five or six, as her birthday was so close to the cut-off date. “My parents chose to put me in school early, because my mom didn’t want me to be taller than all the boys!” she said. “I think it’s good that I started school earlier, as I was able to start learning better. I didn’t plan any of my children’s birth months.”
I don’t want to scare any future mothers away from having summer babies, but it may prove beneficial to be aware of what having different birth months can mean for growing children. From the information that I have found,it seems that certain factors, such as parental involvement with a child's education, play a much bigger role in how successful a child is, more so than simple the month he or she is born in; but some parents may prefer to avoid even slight risks.
If you’re hoping to conceive a particular gender of child, there are people who swear by Chinese Birth Charts, which claim to help manipulate whether your baby will be a boy or a girl. The legitimacy of this tool for determining your potential child’s gender is pretty questionable, but it might be something you’re intrigued to learn more about!
What are your thoughts on birth month planning – is it something you care about, or do you just leave it up to nature? Have you seen any benefits of having your child at a certain time of year?