Got an August baby in your life? A bun in the oven almost all done? You may be wondering what’s in store for your budding babe. Will they be smart (of course!)? Successful (Yes!)? Famous (Maybe!)?
Here’s what you need to know about people born in August.
If you think your August babe is always smiling, you may be right. Research from Vanderbilt University found that people with summer birthdays are less likely to be depressed than people born in the cooler months.
According to this Cambridge University study of more than 450,000 people in the U.K., babies born in August (and June and July) have higher birth weights and may even grow into taller adults than babies born in other months.
They’ve Got the Right Attitude
People born in the summer are more likely to have an “excessively positive attitude” than those born in the winter, according to this European study on the relationship between birth month and temperament. Mood swings were also found more commonly in summer-born folks … but let’s just think positive.
They’ll Probably Be The Youngest in Their Class
Since many schools have a Sept. 1st cutoff for kindergarten, your August baby may end up being the youngest kid in her class. This can be good or bad, depending on where your kid is at socially, physically and emotionally. Some kids struggle; others do just fine (and almost all end up catching up in the long run).
They’re Confident and Strong-Willed
The stars have a lot to say about August-born babies. They’re either Leos (July 23-Aug. 22) or Virgos (Aug. 23-Sept. 22), with both signs being known for confidence, smarts and a strong will.