10 Amazing Facts about September Birthdays
Research suggests September kids are downright awesome — and here's why!
Maria Bailey and Sarah Burns
While September officially marks the end of summer, we're not feeling those end-of-summer blues. Why would we, when it's time to celebrate someone extra special on their birthday? Kids born during the month of September have even more of a reason to celebrate because, according to science, they are naturally gifted since the day they were born. Keep reading to find out what science says about people born during September!
1. September Kids EXCEL IN SCHOOL
Kids born during the month of September have a leg up in the classroom! One study suggests they're 20% more likely to get into an elite school. Perhaps it's because (in many places with a birthday cut-off) September-born kids are typically the oldest in their grade. Or maybe it's because they're natural-born geniuses? We'll never know — but in any case, you should probably start planning wall space for that fancy diploma now!
2. September Kids Are ATHLETES
Looks like kids born during the month of September will have no trouble making the team! According to research, Fall-born kids have an athletic edge as they were found to be fitter, stronger, and more powerful than their peers.
3. September Kids Are WELL BEHAVED
According to the same study touting their academic success, September kids are less likely to get in trouble with the law! Being older in class increases their college attainment and reduces their likelihood of being incarcerated for juvenile crime. *Breathes heavy sigh of relief.*
4. September Kids Are MORE LIKELY TO LIVE TO 100
You're gonna need more birthday candles! Researchers interviewed 1,500 centenarians (people aged 100 years and older) and found a majority of them were Fall babies. They found those born between the months of September and November are more likely to live to 100 compared to those born during other months of the year. The study suggests early exposure to seasonal infections like colds could actually work in their favor to build immunity!
5. September Kids Are FORTUNATE
September kids are born during peak season: Did you know nine of the ten most common birthdays take place during the month of September? According to 20 years' worth of birth data, mid-September is the busiest time of year in the delivery room, with September 9th being the most popular day. September kids are in good company!
6. September Kids Are BALANCED
Luckily, kids with September birthdays born in the fall (after the 22nd) are less prone to depression. Better yet, they're also less likely to develop bipolar disorder. Now, that’s a scientific study to put a smile on your face!
7. September Kids Are (Slightly) TALLER!
According to a study from the U.K., kids born during the late summer and early fall months (including September) are often slightly taller than their peers. This could be due to the high levels of vitamin D the mother was exposed to during the late stages of pregnancy.
8. September Kids Are STRONG BONED
Yes, you read that correctly! The same study that found late summer and early fall kids tend to be taller also found they have stronger, thicker bones — 12.75 square centimeters wide, to be exact!
9. September Kids Are UP-AND-AT-EM
According to research, kids born after September 22nd (and their fall pals) hung around in the womb a week less than their non-fall and winter peers. No lounging around in the womb for them — they had places to be!
10. September Kids Are SUPERSTARS
September kids share their birth month with some pretty awesome people. Let's start with the fact that the one and one Queen Bey — yes, Beyonce — celebrates her birthday on September 4th. As if that wasn't enough, the likes of Zendaya, Bill Murray, Nick Jonas, and many more will be blowing out their birthday candles in the month of September, too!
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