September brings many things: cooler weather, back-to-school sales and a bunch of birthdays! There's a lot to know about those born in the month transitioning us from summer to autumn. So all you September babies — and parents of September babies — this one's for you.
While some sources name August as the month with the most births, others argue thaqt September takes the cake. According to Reader's Digest, dates between September 9 and September 20 contain nine of the top 10 birthdays in America.
Science suggest that people born in September significantly achieve more early development goals than those born in the summer months. And they're reportedly 20% more lively to get into elite schools (so parents, now would be a good time to start saving up).
Though they have a tendency to weigh less, this doesn't necessarily guarantee they will be born with a low birthweight — below 5 pounds 8 ounces — which Children's Hospital of Philadelphia indicates as those in risk of complications.
Winter, with its snow spells and icy winds, is for lovers, which explains a lot when experts claim that there are more conception rates in the colder months. New Year's resolutions to start or grow a family or "contraceptive slip-ups during the festive party season," are to blame.
Time.com reports that these babies are less likely to develop depression and bipolar disorder.
Babies born in the late-summer or early-autumn months (a.k.a September) are slightly taller than those born in the winter and spring. This could be due, in part, to the high levels of vitamin D mothers were exposed to right before their due dates
Fall babies are suggested to have more athletic ability than others, giving them a "clear physical advantage." However, those born in November and October are the most fit — so your kid may have some competition on the field.
Virgos, those born between August 23 and September 22, are loyal, detail-oriented and have a "methodical approach" to life. They also may be shy. Libras, those born between September 23 and October 23 are social people, on the other hand. They're all about balance and fairness, and they are excellent problem solvers.
It's also said that babies born in late summer/early fall have thicker bones — by 12.75 square centimeters to be exact.
Celebrities born in September include timeless Italian big screen star Sophia Loren, the lovely Gwyneth Paltrow and the ever-comedic Jimmy Fallon. The fame that runs through their veins practically runs through yours.
Asters are symbols of powerful love, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. As folklore states, people used to burn these flowers to ward off serpents. Morning glories are symbols of affection, and they're vibrant blooms can be seen early in the day as the name suggests.
Good news: Research states that babies born in September are less likely to get sent to prison for committing a juvenile crime!
According to findings from the National Academy of Science, babies born in the fall and winter stay in their mothers' womb, on average, just a week less than those born in the spring and summer.
According to Prevention.com, those born in the fall are 30% to 90% more likely to develop allergies to milk, eggs or peanuts. Another study found that babies born in autumn are 30% more prone to asthma.
Those born between September and November, according to NewScientist.com, are more likely to live to 100. After interviewing around 1,500 centenarians (people who are 100 years old or older), University of Chicago researchers found that a large majority of them were born in the fall. This longevity could be, in part, because of early exposure to seasonal infections, which builds immunity. Cheers to a happy and a healthy life — looks like September babies have that going for them.