Does the season in which you are born affect you or are all seasons pretty equal? It turns out that there are many ways in which the your child's birth season could give you an insight into things to come. Whether you are expecting a baby in the next few months or you have a spring kiddie at home, here are some fascinating facts about spring babies.
Spring is the season of rebirth and renewal and spring babies may be sunnier than other babies but they are also at higher risk of certain diseases. There has been a lot of research on babies born during specific months, but each study mentions a similar caveat — sometimes it's hard to account for all the other variables and figure out why something is true, not just that it is. For example, spring babies are at higher risk for some mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and depression, according to the Independent. But is this due to the amount of sun the pregnant woman got in her last trimester? The amount of sun a newborn gets? Too much or too little Vitamin D? The different foods that are available each season? It's hard to know. Similarly, when they talk about achievement in children, some researchers posit that it's because of the child's age relative to the others in their class (so the child who is the youngest in their grade, versus the oldest). The problem with the latter that is there are different school cutoff dates in each state and often in each school district, so birth month data is meaningless.
Regardless of the "why" in all of this, it's interesting to see the trends in birth data and what types of tendencies spring babies have. No need for radical changes in diet or to suddenly make sure your baby is outside 24/7 so they get enough Vitamin D. With all of this info, there are still good chances that your baby's path has nothing to do with any of these.