My birthday is in January, and it's less than a month after Christmas. I hate Winter, so birthday parties were no fun! The ideal time for me would be June. I think that having a birthday at the end of the school year would be awesome...say around graduation or prom... Anytime except close to Christmas. The beginning of December would be okay, but not the 23-26. New Year's would be cool, or Halloween. I think any holiday would be awesome for a birthday, but most people don't agree.
Looks like I will have a November baby! (a month before Christmas) :)
I guess my issue with Summer birthday's is that my child would either be one of the very oldest or the very youngest in his/her class. When they are older, in secondary school age, I don't think it makes much difference. But I think there's quite a large difference developmentally between a 4 year old and a 5 year old, especially when it comes to maturity. That is really my only concern.
I'd love a September baby - I see it's a popular choice!
September is my favorite month. The weather is a wonderful mix of summer and autumn weather - warm, yet breezy. I got engaged in September. Perfect month to go to the beach. School has already started back, so it's still a new feeling to be back in school. Several loved relatives have September birthdays, so there would be the possibility of my child sharing a birthday with a special relative.
My second choice would be October, for similar reasons to September, except there aren't any October birthdays in my family.
February, April, and November seem like fine months to have a baby.
My least favorite would be March, for sure. I hate March weather - cold, rainy, stormy, horrible. During March is usually the long stretch before spring break happens in school, so everyone's sick and tired of school by that time.
I would really not want to have a baby in December, or early to mid January. :( All birthday festivities would be overshadowed by the season's holidays.
I would not want my baby to have a May birthday for the simple fact that we have so many family birthdays and anniversaries that month. :(
Yeah, that is true. However emotional development and intelligence varies very much, I know lots of four year olds who are more mature than five year old's. And there's always Montessori!
Originally Posted by pinkballerina
My goddaughter started school last september and they did something neat. The school had the youngest students start first and they had a whole week by themselves to get to know the teachers and each other. The second week the ones in the middle came and midway the second week the whole class was there. It really seemed to help the youngest as they already knew someone, and knew the routine.
You see? Those are the best signs... Of course you're a Libra, sweetiepie!!
Originally Posted by renrose
Ooh good point Otter! I would love to have Montessori-schooled kiddos. Seems to produce a lot of independent, creative thinkers. I like the sound of your goddaughter's school. Is London like NYC, where people start freaking out and applying to pre-Harvard nursery schools as soon as they're pregnant?
Niteowl, I agree with you about Christmas birthdays. What a drag! Although I have a cousin who was born on Xmas and she loves it - she's a total elf. The friends whose birthdays fall between Thanksgiving and Christmas often get lost in the holiday shuffle. Everyone's traveling, so there are a lot of belated presents and combination holiday/birthday parties.
I have no children as of yet, but my goal is to have a May baby. I live in NYC, so the weather isn't too warm nor too cold. Winter birthdays scare me because I see the difficulties people have attempting to get people to come out the house to attend a party when it's 20 degrees outside. I also know a 6-year-old who told me that she hated her birthday being a few days before Christmas because she doesn't feel special :( My birthday is late April and I love having the first official "yay, I don't have to wear a huge coat" outing be my party. I also plan by astrological sings, and I'd like a Taurus like me :) I also wouldn't mind an Aries or Gemini if the baby came early or late, respectively. May is also the only warm month during which there are no holidays or birthdays in my circle, which tend to run together (I have two godchildren born 6 days apart, the last being born 3 days before my bday, and their mothers are also 6 days apart in November). Yeah, May is perfect!
No kids yet, but this is something I've often thought about. We have large families and celebrate birthdays all together, so I'd like to try and avoid certain really busy months. My birthday is in November so I was always one of the youngest in my class... I think October would be the latest in the year I'd want to have a baby. So the months for me are: April, June, September, and October.
Velvet - we have the same EDD! And weirdly, it was my EDD for my daughter as well.
Originally Posted by velvetcrush
She was born 25 Nov 2010 I have nothing to compare it to but I loved having a November baby. We have good benefits and my husband was able to stay home for a week then go back to work for just three half days before he started xmas leave (we're in the army in Canada). I was never huge in the summer and the cold winter air was great for the baby, she loved going for walks in January and February. She was a month old at xmas and we got enjoy lots of parties.
I never like my early January birthday. Always so cold here in Canada and too close to Christmas.
I personally would have liked to have a birthday in March, April or May.
I just wanted to chime in again - my birthday is Christmas Eve, and in my opinion, it's the worst time of year to be born. No one likes to do birthday parties so close to Christmas, it's freezing (at least in NY, though it still wasn't overly pleasant here in the south, either), my birthday was always combined with Christmas, which sucked......yeah, I would love to have a birthday basically any other time of year.