The wait for a baby can get really tedious, so it's no surprise moms-to-be get impatient to learn anything they can about their impending arrival. If you've cycled through their prospective sun signs and your baby will arrive before spring, here are a few facts about winter babies that might help you get to know your little one before they make their debut.
Winter babies have a few interesting things going for them, and the differences between infants born during cold months and others are often attributed to the availability of vitamin D, both in utero and outside the womb, according to the American Pregnancy Organization. It's fascinating to consider how much influence one essential vitamin derived from the sun has on humans, especially during the dark days of winter when it's in short supply. It stands to reason that the lack of sunlight would affect newborns as well. Thankfully, as Fit Pregnancy reported, expecting moms can help to make up for the low levels of sunshine by taking vitamin D supplements.
Other seasonal factors that could affect winter-born babies are changes in temperature, amounts of ultraviolet light and rainfall, which are also typically at their lowest points in the calendar year when these infants are born. Luckily, these wintry characteristics result in some pretty cool attributes for babies born in the cold (no supplements required). Read on to know a little more about your little snow baby.