9 Fascinating Facts About May Babies
May babies’ birthstone will make others green with envy.
May’s birthstone is the vibrant green emerald. Emeralds are one of the world’s rarest stones, and they symbolize rebirth and love…plus they look pretty darn stunning in a yellow-gold ring or necklace setting (just saying!). Learn about all the birthstones!
May babies’ birth flowers are sweet and hopeful.
Since May is a month known for bringing the world into full bloom, aren’t all flowers technically May flowers? But if we are talking official birth flowers, May is represented by the starkly beautiful lily of the valley and the hawthorn flower (a small pale pink bud that grows on a thorny bush). They stand for sweetness and hope, respectively…a lovely message for your May babe.
May babies might be born lucky.
No need for a four-leaf clover…your little one might already have all the good juju they need! A 2004 study revealed that people born in May consider themselves luckier than those born in other months. (The month considered the least lucky? October.)
May babies have positive attitudes.
Along with good fortune, being born in May seems to bring good spirits! Spring- and summer-born babies are more likely to have an excessively positive attitude than those who make their appearance during other seasons, according to European research. Bring on the smiles!
Your May baby has lots of career options!
According to one study, some birth months are associated with certain professions (for example: a common profession for February babies is artist!) However, May babies aren’t associated with one particular career path…meaning that their options must be wide open!
May babies seem to be pretty healthy in general!
When scientists at Columbia University set out to examine the link between birth season and health, they found that May babies had the lowest disease risk! Of course, the study author also noted that the risk posed by birth month is small compared to other factors like diet and exercise…so May babies still need to take good care of themselves.
May babies have relatively rare birthdays.
There are so many special things about your May baby…including the day they were born. Only one May birthdate cracks the top 100 popular birthdays (May 23rd lands in 89th place). Meanwhile six May birthdays fall in the bottom 50 (the 4th, 11th, 13th, 26th, 27th, and 31st). In general, less babies tend to be born on holidays, as those dates draw fewer scheduled inductions or c-sections—so it makes sense that the days that sometimes coincide with Mother’s Day or Memorial Day see lower birthrates.