Cool Facts About May Babies

May is a month that brings with it a lot of optimism and hope.

A May baby can celebrate both their birthday and Mother's Day in the very same month. Because there's so much to celebrate on Memorial Day in the same period, it's a good thing it usually coincides with a weekend break.

Take a look at the research and data in these cool facts about May babies and you’ll find that children born in this month seem to have particularly great characteristics.

May Babies Might Be More Optimistic

Here’s a more uplifting factoid: temperament might have something to do with birth month and it when it comes to May babies, that’s a good thing.

'March, April and May babies get high marks on the hyperthymia scale, a measure of general optimism,' reported Time. Great news for parents hoping to raise happy kids.

Babies in May Have the Rarest Birthstone

It might seem like April got the best birthstone with diamonds, but May babies get to boast of having the most rare. Emeralds, fine emeralds that is - those that fall under the highest color and clarity - are more rare than diamonds. As rare as your sweet May baby, you might say.

May Babies Have Luck On Their Side

Self reporting one’s luckiness might seem like a strange way to evaluate luck. However, what is luck if not a perceived experience? One that, apparently, May babies see in themselves more often than others.

May Babies’ Birth Flower Symbolizes Happiness

The good news keeps coming. May babies get to enjoy the birth flower of Lily of the Valley which, according to Flower Meanings, has long been a symbol of happiness. All the more reason to fill your house with Lily of the Valley every May in honor of your little babe.

May Babies Have Strong Zodiac Signs

Your child will either be a Taurus baby (April 20-May 20) or Gemini baby (May 21-June 20). The former who fall under Taurus (bulls) are noted for being sensual, practical, and, not surprisingly, determined. Gemini, on the other hand, are symbolized by a pair of twins and can be quick-witted, pioneering, and innovative.

Babies Born in May Are Night Owls

If you find your child humming along to Alicia Bridges 1978 classic 'I Love the Nightlife', there could be more to it than an appreciation for disco. The medical journal Sleep published a 2009 study of 5,720 university students found that 'the effect of the season of birth on sleep preference timing was significant.' Subjects born in May tended to go to bed later than subjects born in December or February.

Either way, you’ve got a creative, curious kid on your hands.

Are May babies the best? Their parents probably think so. But others might agree after reviewing some of these extraordinary characteristics.

Happy birthday!!!

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