April is when the weather finally starts to get it together, with sunshine and cool spring air. April means we're so close to summer, and we have been waiting for summer since ... well, since last summer! We love the month of April over here. And if you have an April baby, you probably love it too! Having a spring baby is awesome for a lot of reasons, but April babies are especially special. According to science, April babies have some pretty amazing qualities that babies born in other months might not possess. So aside from being able to spend plenty of time outdoors with your fresh spring baby, your April babe could grow up to be awesome in other ways, too.
April babies have a lower risk of asthma.
While the rest of us struggle with our seasonal allergies, April babies have it made in the shade. According to a 2015 study of babies in New York City, babies with spring birthdays have a lower risk of asthma and other allergy-related illnesses. This may be because they're born in a time when dust mites are more abundant, and the exposure in the first two months of their lives strengthens their immunity.
They also have a lower risk of ADHD!
The same study referenced above found that babies born in the spring have a lower risk of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The dust mites have nothing to do with this one, though. Babies born later in the year are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, possibly because of how the school year is structured. Fall and winter babies are often the youngest kids in class, and can be seen as less calm and mature as kids with spring birthdays.
April babies may turn out to be night owls.
A study in the journal Sleep found that babies born in spring and summer tend to have later bedtimes, probably because of the time and daylight changes. Longer days means more sunlight and later bedtimes, right? So your spring baby will likely grow accustomed to going to bed later.
Your April baby may grow up to be a CEO one day.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business found that babies born in March and April were more likely to grow up to lead the corporate world than babies born in other seasons. Again, it appears as though it has to do with the way the school year is structured; April babies tend to be older than their classmates, so they may be singled out as leaders.