If you read my article last month about June babies, you know it was a pretty busy month for celebrations in our house. The month of July though, not so much. It’s like the calm after storm. That doesn’t mean there aren’t things to celebrate this month, though!
July is filled with fun, festive days like National Ice Cream Day, International Friendship Day, National Cousins Day, and my personal favorite – National Cheesecake Day. (It’s July 30th by the way!) Not only that, but July is also filled with glorious beach days, backyard barbeques, and pool parties! It’s a pretty awesome month with or without birthday celebrations.
If you’re welcoming a new baby this month though, you have an extra reason to celebrate! There are so many amazing things about babies born in July. They’re known to be charming and generous and they’re prone to having that sunny disposition since July is typically the warmest month of the year.
So, if you have a July baby in the house, or you’re expecting a little one to arrive this month, here are six reasons why July babies are simply awesome.
They’re more likely to be left-handed
Those born in July are more likely to be lefties than righties! A study out of the UK found a significantly higher number of left-handed people were born in July. Being a leftie means you are more likely to be the creative type. If your dominant hand is your left, you tend to use the right side of your brain – and that’s the side that fuels creativity!
They have a strong birthstone
The birthstone for July is the deep red Ruby. Babies born in July not only get a stunning birthstone, but according to the American Gem Society, the Ruby is believed to promote courage and energy, heighten awareness, and bring success in wealth and love. Wow! Anyone else wish they were born in July right about now?
They’re one of two VERY different star signs
We may be grouping all July babies into one big category, but depending on their birthdate, July babies are one of two VERY different star signs. We’re talking complete opposites here! Those born up to and including July 23rd fall under Cancer, a water sign. Cancers are known for being sensitive and nurturing. Those born July 23rd – 31st fall under Leo, a fire sign. Leos are known for being dynamic, bold, and passionate.
They share their birthday month with Disney characters
Babies born in July have some pretty great company! They share a birthday month with Anna from Frozen and Woody from Toy Story! Kristen Bell and Tom Hanks are both born in July, along with quite a few other awesome celebrities including, Liv Tyler, Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise, Kevin Bacon, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Jane Lynch, J.K. Rowling, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Radcliffe, Sylvester Stallone, and Will Ferrell. Yep, Harry Potter and Rocky were born in July, too!
They may have good self-control
July babies apparently have better self-control. A study out of Japan found that by the age of 18 months, babies born in the summer months displayed more “effortful control.” Translation? They had better emotional and behavioral regulation skills. Less tantrums maybe? Yes, please!
They are more likely to become artists
Is your July baby a future artist? According to a UK census data report, they might just be! The report found that babies born in July are more likely to grow up to become artists. Other occupations that were overwhelmingly made up of summer and July babies included train drivers and bricklayers.
While we’re not personally celebrating a birthday in our house this month, I still love the feeling that July brings. It’s a month filled with beautiful summer days without the hectic school schedule. The whole month just feels relaxed, simple, and stress-free. Three of my favorite things!
For those with July babies at home, or those welcoming a July baby this month, share what you love about it in the comments below. Happy July!