Once the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, we make our resolutions and plan for the fantastic year ahead. And, some of you may be lucky enough to have a baby born in the first month of January.
What Makes January Babies Unique?
It is an incredible feeling to know that you have a special baby according to science that you can brag to your friends and family about. And, I would love to share with you 6 amazing facts about the kiddo you will have or have had born in January.
1. You May Have A Future Doctor In The Family
All we want as parents is for our kids to grow up and accomplish great things, and you may be happy to find out that January babies are more known for becoming doctors when they are older. According to researchers at the UK Office of National Statistics, there is a higher percentage of kids born in January who grow up to be doctors or debt collectors. Now, the latter may not be something to brag about, but it is still a strong job to have.
2. January Babies Are Creative
I love knowing super creative people and according to a study in PLOS ONE published in 2012. January and February babies are the most talented when it comes to creativity. Although, this same research found that January babies have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with schizophrenic disorder.
3. Fortune and Fame
The University of Connecticut’s Dr. Mark Hamilton formed a small study on those born in January, February, or with an Aquarius as their sign to have a stronger chance of becoming famous.
4. Head Of The Company
It may be cool to know that your baby is more likely to become a CEO according to research done from 1992-2009 of S&P 500 companies. It was found that 10% of CEOs are January babies. This means your baby was born in one of the top 5 most CEO-producing months.
5. Dads May Be Ecstatic To Know…
January, February, and March babies have a stronger advantage in sports. According to “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell, this is because of Canada’s structure in junior hockey. January babies are more likely to be drafted in the National Hockey League according to a 2013 study compared to other months. However, other research shows that they can also have a strong advantage in other sports.
6. January Babies Means Lower Health Risks
Healthy babies are happy babies and the same goes for when they become adults. A study at the Columbia University Department of Medicine scanned through 1.75 million records and 1,668 patients with diseases treated there from 1900-2000. They also took into account the birth month of the patients in relation to major diseases that can develop over the years.
Washington Post put together a chart that shows that babies born in this month show less of a risk of contracting damaging diseases. Overall, they have a reduced risk of reproductive, respiratory, cardiovascular, or neurological illness.