It’s a new month! A new year! A new beginning! And maybe for some of you reading this…a new baby!

Starting off a brand-new year with a brand-new bundle of joy is super exciting. January always has that feeling of a fresh start where we can put the past year behind us and look forward to what’s to come. That’s especially exciting if the previous year wasn’t all that great. And let’s be honest…it probably wasn’t, am I right? Well, if we’re being completely honest here, the last TWO years weren’t all that awesome. But hey – that’s all behind us now! It can only go up from here! *crosses fingers and toes*

If you’re expecting a new baby this month, you have plenty to look forward to in the coming year! Lots of exciting changes and milestones, and since January is right in the middle of winter, you get the opportunity to snuggle up and spend some quality time with your wee one. Plus, babies born in January have a lot of things going for them, like a natural sense of humour and incredible wit. Sarcasm apparently comes quite easy to them too. It might be a good idea to make a mental note of these things for those teenage years to come.  

If you have a January baby at home, or you’re expecting a bundle of joy this month, here are 6 fun facts about babies born in January.

They could be famous

You January baby might have a life of fame and fortune ahead of them! A small study found that more celebrities were born during the Aquarius season than under any other astrological sign. Like Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Neil Diamond, Tom Selleck, Justin Timberlake…I think you get the idea!

They’re either a Capricorn or Aquarius

Speaking of astrological signs, those born in January fall under Capricorn or Aquarius. Birthdays from January 1st to 19th are Capricorns. This sign is known for being hard-working, ambitious, and practical. January babies born January 20th or later fall under Aquarius. This sign is known for being intelligent, quirky, and independent. I know a few Capricorns and Aquarius’ and I would have to say that these characteristics are pretty spot-on!

They are very chill

January babies are born in one of the coldest months of the year, but the weather isn’t the only thing that’s on the ‘chill’ side. According to a European study, babies born in the winter months are less irritable than those born in other seasons. So, if you’ve got a little January baby in the house, you can expect them to be pretty chill. (Fingers crossed, right?!)

They’re more creative

Do you happen to know a lot of creative people who also happen to be born in January? A 2015 study showed that people born in January and February show higher levels of creativity and imaginative problem-solving.

They’re great at sports

Muhammad Ali, Connor McDavid, Wayne Gretzky, Mary Lou Retton, Nolan Ryan – some of the greatest athletes of all time. What else do they have in common? They were all born in January – which scientists say improves your chance of becoming a professional athlete. An Australian study found that the Australian Football League had 33% more players born in January than any other month. These results are mirrored internationally in other sports like football, hockey, basketball, volleyball, and ice hockey.  

They may have a medical career

Could you be raising a future doctor? According to a study, those born in January are more likely to become doctors. This study also showed that they have a higher chance of becoming debt collectors as well, but hey – at least they’re likely to be employed!

January may seem like one of the most depressing months of the year, but with a January baby in the house, there’s plenty to celebrate. If you don’t have a baby or birthday to celebrate this month, there’s always National Cheese Lover’s Day, National Hugging Day, National Pie Day, National Puzzle Day, and one I think everyone should celebrate…National Chocolate Cake Day. It’s January 27th. Mark it down and thank me later.

For those with a January baby, or those expecting one to arrive this month, share what you love about it in the comments below. Happy January! Stay warm!  

Author

Linsey is a happily married mother of two living in Plainfield, ON. When she’s not busy chasing her two crazy boys, she’s running her own freelance writing company, Little Miss Creative. In her downtime, she enjoys tea, backyard BBQs, watching Friends reruns, and hanging out with her family and friends. Oh, and candy.

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