Amazing Facts About July Babies

Babies born in July are very optimistic and fun to be around, like all other summer babies. They always look on the bright side of life and try to approach any problems in their life with a confident attitude. You can always rely on them during your most difficult times because they are known to care for their friends and family members deeply.

They have a Courageous Birthstone

Babies born in July basically hit the birthstone jackpot with the deep red ruby. Not only is this stone stunning, but according to the research, it's believed to promote courage and energy, heighten awareness, and bring success in wealth and love.

They're Optimistic

Maybe it's because everybody tends to be in a good mood in midsummer, but research conducted by European College of Neuropsychopharmacology found that hyperthymic temperaments (or a tendency to be excessively positive) were 'significantly higher in those born in spring and summer' than in people born at any other time of year, reported Science Daily.

They're One of Two Astrological Signs

Those born in July can be one of two (very different) zodiac signs: Cancer (June 21-July 22) or Leo (July 23-August 22), as Astrostyle explained. Cancer is a water sign, known for being sensitive and nurturing; Leo is a fire sign, and as such, is dynamic, bold, and passionate.

They Tend to be Tall

Here's a fun way to predict your little one's eventual height that has nothing to do with genetics: One study out of the U.K. found that babies born in July (and June) were the heaviest babies and grew up to be the tallest adults, according to Reader's Digest.

They have their Choice of Birth Flowers

As with zodiac signs, July gets two birth flowers: The larkspur and the water lily. Larkspur represents the 'bond of love,' while water lilies symbolize enlightenment, divinity, and new life.

They're Often Left-Handed

A small study conducted by the U.K. website Anything Left-Handed found a significantly higher number of left-handed people born in July and August, while other research out of the University of Oxford found that babies born between March and July are more likely to be left-handed. Why? Nobody knows.

They have some Super Famous Company

July babies are in seriously good company when it comes to celebrities born this month. Among the most notable: Liv Tyler, Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise, Kevin Bacon, Tom Hanks, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Jane Lynch, J.K. Rowling, Sandra Bullock, Kristin Bell, Daniel Radcliffe, and Will Ferrell. 

They have Good Self-Control

A study out of Japan found that by the age of 18 months, babies born in the summer displayed more 'effortful control,' which basically means they had better emotional and behavioral regulation skills. You'll appreciate that when it's time for preschool.

They've Got Plenty to Celebrate

July is the perfect month to have a birthday because it's full of fun, festive days: The 4th of July, International Kissing Day, National Free Slurpee Day, National Ice Cream Day, National French Fry Day, Amazon Prime Day, International Friendship Day, and National Cousins Day to name a few.

Happy Birthday!!!

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