The Most Popular Birth Months

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Is it just us or are there a lot of people having babies this time of year? Like, having them, having them. All of those pregnancy announcements from last winter are now turning into birth announcements . . . at an incredible rate.

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But I suppose it’s not too out of the ordinary to see more babies born. I’m a summer baby myself and have always felt like my birthday has been lumped together with a lot of others’. Just check out how many birthdays we’ll be celebrating this month: Ringo Starr (7th), Jack White (9th), Don Henley (22nd), Slash (23rd), Mick Jagger (26th).

And that’s just July! So what’s up with us summer babies and why are there so many of us? As it turns out, the most popular months to be born are July, August and September. As you can guess, season and weather change have an interesting effect on conception times and consequently, birthdays. It seems that once temperatures cool down outdoors, well, things start heating up indoors—hence, why many of us show up in the summer months.

Not only that, but there are some serious perks to being a summer baby, too, which might be why folks are more keen on trying in the winter months. Here are just a few of the benefits according to studies:

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The Benefits of Being a Summer Babe

  • Babies born between June and October are said to be slightly taller and bigger boned, likely due to the amount of Vitamin D absorbed during pregnancy.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant — good for mom and baby!
  • Those born in spring and summer months are less likely to develop food allergies.
  • Babies are less likely to develop other allergies (to pollen, dust mites, etc.) and asthma when born in the warm summer months.
  • Summer babies are far less likely to catch those nasty winter bugs like the flu.
  • This isn’t a scientific fact but, in general, birthday parties are easier to plan during summer months. 😉

Are you a summer baby? Do you have summer babies?

Here are some jams to help us celebrate our season!

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Giant Jenga: DIY Summer Yard Game

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Summer is HERE! I’m ready for beers, burgers and the beach.

To further celebrate (outside of beers, burgers and the beach), getting outdoors is our top priority with some DIY summer yard games. This perfect weather won’t last forever.

We LOVE this Giant Jenga idea from the gals over at A Beautiful Mess. The colors actually fit perfectly with our color scheme, too! Learn how to make your own here.

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Classic Jenga: There is a minimum two players. Players can only use hand to touch the tower at any time, but the can switch hands in play.

1) In levels of three, stack the blocks.

2) The player must take that block and place it on the topmost level.

3) The game ends when the tower falls — completely or if any block falls from the tower (other than the block a player moves on a turn).

Now to add our own little spin to this fun toppling game, we thought of two ways you can add a little more pizazz to your Giant Jenga or a Little Jenga.

Rock Trivia: Write a 1, 2 or 3 on each board. Create a list of 48 rock trivia questions (click link for some of our own) placing 16 each in the categories Easy (1), Medium (2) and Hard (3). When playing, if you draw a board that reads 2, that’s how many extra points you’ll get if you that level answer in rock trivia question correctly. This way if your team topples the tower, you could still win with extra points you’ve earned through trivia!

Band That Starts with . . . : Select a different letter for each board. R, S, T, L, M, E—whatever you’d like. There are 48 boards so repeats are okay! For whichever letter is on the board you draw, you have to name a band that starts with that letter. Suppose you draw a “D.” You could say Dio, Deathcab for Cutie, Dokken, etc. Name one within 10  seconds and you get 1 extra point!

Not too hard right? Plus, each of these options is a great way to familiarize your kids with rock facts and names. Win, win, win.

Check out more fun outdoor activities here! 

 


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