10 Fascinating Facts About March Birthdays
It's a scientific fact: March kids are awesome.
Maria Bailey and Sarah Burns
Spring is in the air, which can only mean one thing: It’s your kiddo's birthday! Kids born during the month of March have so much to celebrate, including all those amazing talents, winning personality traits, and natural abilities they've been blessed with since the day they were born. In fact, several research studies suggest March kids are, in fact, born awesome! Here's what a March birthday month says about your child, according to science:
1. March kids are eternal OPTIMISTS
March kiddos see the glass half-full instead of half-empty, when life hands them lemons, they make lemonade, and no matter what obstacles are thrown their way, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. Looking on the bright side of life is basically a way of life for March kids! A 2014 study found that March-born kids (along with their April and May pals) perform highly on what’s called a hyperthymia scale — in other words, they possess a general optimism that allows them to look past the bad!
2. March kids are HIGH FLIERS
March kids soar through life… quite literally! According to a UK study by the Office of National Statistics, March kids are statistically more likely to grow up to be pilots. Ready for that career to take off? Keep an eye out for your March-born baby in the skies!
3. March kids are NIGHT OWLS
Brace yourself for some late nights! One sleep study suggests kids born during spring and summer are more likely to stay up later than those born in fall and winter.
4. March kids stand TALL
Could a basketball career be in the cards? At the very least, reaching items on the top shelf won't be an issue: An Austrian study found that March (and April) kids stand taller than their peers. Apparently, the amount of light-dependent melatonin women are exposed to during pregnancy could play a role in the average height of their kids. Who knew?
5. March kids are HEALTHY
March kids have health on their side! A study by Columbia University concluded that those born during the month of March are not only at a decreased risk of respiratory, reproductive, cardiovascular, or neurological illnesses, but also a decreased risk of disease overall.
6. March kids are LEADERS
They're the boss, but you knew that already! March kids are statistically more likely to become a CEO. One study of 375 CEOs found that 12.5% were born in March, the highest-ranking month in the entire year.
7. March kids are BORN TO SHINE!
It’s not every day A Star Is Born, but megastar Lady Gaga — whose hit “Born This Way” could perhaps be a nod to her major success — was born during the month of March! Coincidence? We’ll let you decide, but you should also know the likes of Elton John, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, and MANY other A-listers are also born during March, so March babies are basically rubbing shoulders with the best.
8. March kids are CREATIVE
The wet weather around this time of year can put a bit of a damper on things, but a study by the University of Connecticut will certainly brighten your mood! Research suggests kids born during “wet” months (late December through early March) are more likely to be creative — in other words, bring on the spring showers!
9. March kids are SHARP-EYED
Word is, March babies are less prone to myopia, which is basically a fancy word for nearsightedness. A study looked at 300,000 military applicants and found that those born during the summer months have the highest rates of severe shortsightedness, spring-born kids are less likely to have myopic eyes, while winter-born kids reportedly have the best rates.
10. March kids breathe STRONG
Allergy sufferers may dread the pollen that spring flowers bring, but research suggests March-born kids are less likely to suffer from asthma because of it. The study found that early exposure to pollen during infancy actually strengthens your immune system, meaning we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief!