While September officially marks the end of summer, we're not feeling those end-of-summer blues. Why would we, when it's time to celebrate someone extra special on their birthday?
Babies born during the month of September have even more of a reason to celebrate because, according to science, they are naturally gifted since the day they were born.
Keep reading to find out what science says about people born during September!
They are born in the most popular birthday month
While some sources name August as the month with the most births, others argue that September takes the cake. According to Reader's Digest, dates between September 9 and September 20 contain nine of the top 10 birthdays.
They're more likely to excel in school
Science suggest that people born in September significantly achieve more early development goals than those born in earlier months. And they're reportedly 20% more lively to get into elite schools (so parents, now would be a good time to start saving up).
They're said to weigh less
Though they have a tendency to weigh less, this doesn't necessarily guarantee they will be born with a low birth weight - below 5 pounds 8 ounces - which Children's Hospital of Philadelphia indicates as those in risk of complications.
They have some personality perks
Time.com reports that September babies born in fall (those born after the 22) have low levels of depression. However, they can be quite irritable.
They're, on average, taller than others
Babies born in the late-summer or early-autumn months (a.k.a September) are supposedly slightly taller than those born in the winter and spring. This could be due, in part, to the high levels of vitamin D mothers were exposed to right before their due dates.
They are very athletic
Fall babies are suggested to have more athletic ability than others, giving them a 'clear physical advantage.' However, those born in November and October are the most fit - so your kid may have some competition on the field.
They have stronger bones
It's also said that babies born in late summer/early fall have thicker bones - by 12.75 square centimeters to be exact.
Their birth flower is the aster and the morning glory
Asters are symbols of powerful love, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. As folklore states, people used to burn these flowers to ward off serpents. Morning glories are symbols of affection, and they're vibrant blooms can be seen early in the day as the name suggests.
They are more likely to live to 100
Those born between September and November, according to NewScientist.com, are more likely to live to 100. After interviewing around 1,500 centenarians (people who are 100 years old or older), University of Chicago researchers found that a large majority of them were born in the fall. This longevity could be, in part, because of early exposure to seasonal infections, which builds immunity. Cheers to a happy and a healthy life - looks like September babies have that going for them.