October has finally arrived, and it’s a wonderful time to be born. Of course, whenever you have your baby is perfect, but there are a few reasons why October babies are particularly special.
So, if your baby is due any minute, there’s definitely cause for celebration.
1. Many USA presidents are born in October
There are great number of American presidents born in October, which prompts you to think there is something unique about this particular month.
John Adams, Rutherford B Hayes, Chester Arthur, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Jimmy Carter all have their birthdays in October. And while Hilary Clinton, also born this month, never quite made it to the top job, she still got very close.
Now, your child might not necessarily be a future president, but by being born in October, there is the distinct possibility of greatness.
2. Unlikely to be born on the spookiest day
Halloween has become increasingly popular, but no one particularly wants their baby to be born on such an eerie day. The good news is that you probably won’t. According to a study, there’s less chance of your October baby being born on Halloween than a February baby being born on St Valentine’s Day.
The research found that there was a 3.6 percent increase in spontaneous births and a 12.1 percent increase in caesarean births on Valentines Day, while on Halloween, there was a 5.3 percent decrease in spontaneous births and a 16.9 percent decrease in caesarean births.
So if you’re due in the mighty month of October, there’s no need to worry about sharing your big day with witches, wizards and all things spooky.
3. Good news in the stars
If your October baby is born before the 24th of the month, then he will be a Libran – which means he will be charming, balanced, kind, gentle and a lover of beauty. He is likely to be diplomatic, just and a romantic soul.
Meanwhile, if your baby arrives from the 25th of October, then you have a Scorpio on your hands, who is likely to be ambitious, passionate, loyal, courageous and extremely focused.
So whatever day you have your baby, you’re looking at good prospects in terms of his personality.
4. October babies up north live longer
Excellent news for those of you living in the northern hemisphere. One study revealed that babies born in autumn tend to be better at sports.
Another study out of Chicago University showed that autumn babies had a higher chance of living to be 100 years old.
“Individuals born in October-November were more likely to live to 100 compared to individuals born in April,” the researchers reported.
5. Best weather for newborns
If you happen to live in the southern hemisphere, don’t despair. You get to enjoy having a newborn in the beautiful spring weather. Not too cold, not too hot and perfect for gentle walks outdoors and trips to the park – and that has to be a good thing for both parents and newborn alike.
6. October’s beautiful birth flower
The birth flower for October babies is enough reason to celebrate. The calendula, or marigold, is a flower known for its many medicinal qualities. It can help soothe headaches, toothaches, stomachaches, menstrual cramps and also reduce fever.
When made into an ointment, calendula can help reduce swelling in insect bites, sprains, wounds and other skin irritations. Not only that, the flower’s dazzling colours can be boiled to make brilliant dyes for fabrics and food. It is beautiful and practical and in ancient times, considered to be a sacred flower.
As far as birth flowers go, it doesn’t get better than that!