It’s the month of crunchy leaves, football, Halloween, and everything pumpkin! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like October. In fact, I think October is one of my favourite months of the year. I love the weather, I love watching football with my boys, I love taking family walks to check out all the amazing Fall colours, and I’m a big fan of raiding all the candy in my kids Halloween bags. (Shhh! Don’t tell them!)
October also hosts some interesting days including Global Cat Day, National Pasta Day, International Sloth Day, Halloween of course, and even National Croc Day. I might be one of the only people who still love and wear Crocs, so I’m pretty pumped there’s a day dedicated to celebrating them. I have a pair I call my “winter crocs” because they’re lined with fur. My boots are even Crocs. If anyone else wants to celebrate with me, National Croc Day is October 23rd #CrocsForever
Moving on though, October is also a wonderful month to welcome a new baby. Those born in October are generally known to be charming, calm, and collected. So, that should make for a pretty relaxed baby, right? If you have an October baby in the family, or you’re expecting a little one to arrive this month, here are 6 fun things to know about October babies!
They’re more likely to be athletic
Apparently, those born in October are significantly better athletes than their peers. One study tested the strength, stamina, and cardiovascular fitness of 9,000 kids between 10 and 16 years old and found that those born in October performed significantly better than those born in other months of the year. So, if you have a baby due this month, be prepared to spend the next few years at hockey rinks, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and basketball courts.
They’re either Libras or Scorpios
If your October baby is born before or on October 22nd, they fall under the Libra zodiac sign. Libras are said to be kind, sincere, romantic, understanding, peace-lovers, and great listeners. Those born in the later part of the month fall under the Scorpio zodiac sign, known as the most intense sign. Scorpios are loyal, strong-willed, mysterious, passionate, complex, and brave.
They share a birthday month with A LOT of celebrities
Holy celebrity birthdays, Batman! Okay, Batman might not have been born in October, but Wolverine, Captain Marvel, and Deadpool sure were! Yes, your October baby shares a birthday month with Hugh Jackson, Brie Larson, Ryan Reynolds, and a whole slew of other celebrities including Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Bruno Mars, Jeff Goldblum, Eminem, Kate Winslet, and even Mary Poppins herself, Julie Andrews.
They have Healthy Hearts & Minds
According to studies, those born in October have a higher overall risk of disease, particularly respiratory conditions. However, October babies tend to have very strong and healthy hearts and are the least likely to develop cardiovascular disease. They are also prone to good mental health as well.
They’re born leaders
If you already have an October born child in the house, have you noticed they’re a natural leader? Turns out, more US Presidents have been born during October than any other month of the year. John Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester Arthur, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Jimmy Carter all have October birthdays. Even Hillary Clinton, who ran for president in 2016, was born in October. Could you have a future world leader on your hands?
They’re probably not born on Halloween
Chances are, your October baby will not be born on October 31st. Fewer women go into labour and give birth on Halloween than other days in the month, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Yale University School of Public Health. Scientists have concluded that the reason for this is because the spooky associations that go along with Halloween subconsciously put women off giving birth.
As I said earlier, October is such an amazing month. For those with an October baby, or those expecting one to arrive this month, share what you love about it in the comments below.
I’m going to end this with a quote I always see online at this time of year that pretty much sums up how I, and many other lovers of Fall, feel about this month…
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” – L.M Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Well said. Happy October! Check out more months here