The month of May has plenty to celebrate: Star Wars Day! Cinco De Mayo! Mother’s Day! A long weekend! Even National Eat-Whatever-You-Want Day, National Mimosa Day and National Macaroon Day all happen in May! What a great month for celebrations. And if you’re expecting a little bundle of joy this month, or you already have a little May baby at home, you get to add yet another celebration to the list!
There are so many positive things associated with babies born in May. Not only do they get to share a birthday month with Mom’s special month, but babies born in May are also known for having great physical and mental health. In fact, research from the University of Columbia shows people born in May have the lowest disease risk compared to those born in any other month. How cool is that?
So, mamas and mamas-to-be of May babies, here are 6 cool facts about little ones born in May!
They’re born lucky
Apparently, babies born in May are more likely to have good luck. A study done in the UK showed that May is the luckiest month to be born in, while October is the unluckiest month. I find this amusing because my mother was born in May, and my father in October. I can honestly say that when it comes to luck on scratch tickets, prize draws, and winning at the casino…it’s all Mom (Sorry, Dad!)
It’s a royal birth month
Like April, May is also a royal birthday month. While Queen Elizabeth II was born in April, her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, was born on May 24, 1819. In addition to Queen Victoria, those born in May also share a birthday month with quite the line-up of other big names! The Rock, George Clooney, Audrey Hepburn, Adele, Bono, Tina Fey, Cher, George Lucas, Clint Eastwood and Idina Menzel are all celebrating birthdays in May.
They have a great star sign
Babies born in May are either Taurus or Gemini – two signs that have a lot going for them! Birthdays between May 1st and 20th fall under Taurus and are known to be smart, ambitious, and trustworthy. May babies born from May 21st on are Geminis, and are said to be more passionate and dynamic.
Their birth stone is gorgeous (and rare)
If you ask me, those born in May have the prettiest of all the birthstones. Green is my favourite colour and I definitely wish my birthstone was the Emerald. It’s such a gorgeous colour! According to the American Gem Society, Emeralds are associated with foresight, good fortune, and youth. The Emerald is also the rarest of the birthstones.
They tend to be smaller
Babies born in May are smaller! According to studies, babies with the lowest birth weights are typically born in May. It’s apparently due to the lower amounts of vitamin D they receive in the womb during a winter pregnancy. I don’t have a May baby, but I have a September baby who would have soaked up loads of vitamin D throughout the summer and he was just over 11lbs! Sounds like there’s definitely some truth to this. Here’s to hoping the smaller baby size means a slightly easier delivery for all you mamas out there!
They might be night owls
This might not be good news for those expecting a May baby, but studies show those born in May like to stay up late. Apparently, your season of birth has an effect on sleep preferences and those born in May tend to go to bed later than those born in other months, like December or February.
I’m a big fan of the month of May. As I said, I don’t have any May babies and I’m not a May baby myself, but I’ve always just loved the feeling that the month brings. The weather warms up, people seem genuinely happier, and there are so many fun things to celebrate. If you have a May baby at home or you’re expecting a May baby, share what you love about it in the comments below. Happy May!