Want a fun fact you can share at your next zoom conference?
No doubt you have a little one on the way, a shower, or a birthday coming up. More babies are born in the spring and summer, but this fact is a fun one--did you know that babies born now--meaning March, April, and May are more optimistic?
Several scientific studies have looked at the temperaments of college students and adults and then traced them back to their birth season—and found patterns.
So why are babies who are born in the early spring happier?
In an April, 17, 2017, Time Magazine article entitled “How the month you were born affects your personality, according to science,” by Jeffrey Kluger, said, “Congratulations, March, April and May babies, you score high on the hyperthymia scale — which is actually good. Hyperthymia is general optimism — the ability to see every down as a prelude to an up, every market crash as a run-up to a boom. Of course, there are variations.”
And, that spring baby may also be a night owl!
In a sleep study listed on the National Institutes of Health said, “Subjects born in spring and summer went to bed and reached midpoint of sleep later than subjects born in winter and fall.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2647797/
The average size baby is born 7.5 lbs and grows approximately 1.5 to 2 lbs each month, and 1 to 1 ½ inches in height each month.
3-6 months = Chest: 12-14 inches Height: 20-24 inches Weight: 12-17 lbs
Size translation: Buy this size when you want Mom and Dad to dress the babe up in your purchase for Instagram stories; and, for those fun early refrigerator magnet pictures with Granny and Grandpa!
6-12 months = Chest: 14-16 inches Height: 25-28 inches Weight: 17-21 lbs
Size translation: Buy this size when you cannot make the baby shower. Mom and Dad will appreciate it!
12-18 months = Chest: 16-18 inches Height: 29-31 inches Weight: 22-24 lb
Size translation: Buy this size when you cannot remember when the baby was born—but you think--in the last year and a half! Or, pop into the 2T toddler t-shirt section.