8 Fascinating Facts About Your July Baby
Summer babies are already pretty lucky. They don’t have to worry about their birthday parties being overshadowed by major holidays, plus there’s all that gorgeous weather! But July babies are especially lucky. According to some studies, July babies may have some advantages over the rest of us thanks to all that extra sunlight giving them vitamin D in their tender first months, which helps them to grow up healthier and even taller.
July babies have two flowers.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, July babies can enjoy the beauty and fragrance of not one but two special birth flowers; the larkspur and the water lily. The larkspur is said to symbolize the bonds of love and each color larkspur has a special bonus meaning. For example, pink means fickleness, white signifies a happy disposition, purple symbolizes a first love, and blue is associated with grace. The second birth flower is the water lily, which is said to represent purity and majesty.
July babies have a valuable birthstone.
The ruby is prized for being the most valuable of all gemstones. In fact, it is held in such high regard that the ancient Hindus called it the “king of gems.” As the king of gems, the ruby is said to signify passion, love, and success. Its name comes from Latin Rubeus, which means red. See all birthstone facts!
July babies are as sunny as their birth month.
Science can tell us a lot about how people can grow and change over time. In one case, researchers were able to find a correlation between babies born in July and their outlook on life later on. It turns out that July babies have a higher rate of “sunny dispositions” and a lower risk of developing mood disorders including depression as adults.
July babies tend to have great self-control.
July babies, according to a recent study, have the greatest ability to self-regulate their emotional inner lives including controlling aggression like getting upset over losing a game or having a toy taken away from them. Sure, you’ll still have to deal with the toddler phase but—fingers crossed!—maybe for parents of July babies, it won’t be so bad.
Your July baby may have an artistic streak.
Babies born in July are more likely to grow up to become artists, according to one UK census data report. Other occupations that were overwhelmingly made up of summer and July babies included train drivers and bricklayers.
July babies are more likely to be left-handed.
When your baby paints her first masterpiece, there’s a good chance she’ll do it with her left hand, at least according to one study. The researchers found that babies who are born in July have a significantly higher chance of being born with a tendency toward being left-handed. As the old saying goes, “Lefties: in great demand but limited supply!”
July is one of the most popular birth months.
Traditionally, July tends to have one of the highest birth rates (it was the second-most popular birth month in 2019, for example), and some of the most common birthdays are in July, including July 7th (the 6th most popular birthdate), July 8th (the 18th most popular birthday), July 1st (the 27th most popular birthday), and July 2nd (the 30th most popular birthday). Another fun fact about July birthdays: If your baby is due on July 24th, there’s a good chance they were conceived on Halloween.
July babies are in some seriously awesome company.
Don’t know any friends or family born in July? That’s okay, your little sun-kissed bundle of adorableness is still in some pretty impressive company. Celebrities who share a birthday with your little one include Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Hart, Olivia Munn, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Audra McDonald, Harrison Ford, Will Ferrell, Priyanka Chopra, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sandra Oh, Daniel Radcliffe, and even Princess Anna herself, Kristen Bell.