The Journal of Aging Research, which found that months of birth have a
‘significant long-lasting effect on survival’, cites a German study
which found that December babies were more likely to grow to the ripe
old age of 105 than those born in any other month. That’s a lot of
December babies catch the proverbial worm. A study found that winter
babies get up earlier than their counterparts.
According to data extrapolated from the last census, babies born in
December were more likely to grow up to be dentists. The study also said
that messiahs, both secular and religious, were more likely to be born
Autumn babies are fitter, faster and stronger than babies born in other
months, according to the?International Journal of Sports Medicine,
with December and October children coming in just behind those born in
One theory for why autumn and winter babies are fitter than their spring
and summer counterparts is that they are exposed to more vitamin D
during the mother’s pregnancy.
Winter babies are ‘significantly less prone to irritable temperament,’
according to the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. It noted
that summer babies were much more likely to exhibit cyclothymic
temperament, which includes frequent mood swings between happy and sad,
than winter babies.
According to researchers at the Columbia University’s Department of
Medicine, which looked at its 1.75 million patients born between 1900
and 2000, December babies are not likely to contract major diseases and
have a lower risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease.