While Baby New Year gets a lot of attention this month, all January babies are pretty special. If your little one is born in January, research suggests she has got a lot of working in her favour. Studies show that being born early in the year could be an advantage in school, sports, or in their careers! 🎉

Here are 8 fun facts about your January baby:

January Babies Have a Fiery Birthstone

While their birth month is all things snow and ice, January babies’ birthstone, the garnet, is a deep, fiery red. This stone is said to symbolise friendship and trust (two traits that hopefully your baby will inherit, too!).

January Babies’ Horoscope Sign Is Capricorn or Aquarius

If your baby is born before January 20th they will be a Capricorn, a sign thought to be hard-working, ambitious, and practical. January babies who make their debut January 20th or later will fall under Aquarius, a sign believed to be intelligent, quirky, and independent.

January Babies Have Two Flowers

Both the carnation and snowdrop are considered January birth flowers. The delicate, white snowdrop—one of the first buds to poke its petals through the ground in the spring—seems like an apt pick for January. And carnations are a bright spot in an otherwise dreary time of year.

January Babies May Be Fame-Bound

A small study found that more celebrities were born during Aquarius season than under other astrological signs. And your little rising star will be in good company. Celebrities born in January include mega-stars Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Timberlake, and Bradley Cooper! 

January Babies May Have a Leg Up on the Sports Field (or Ice Rink)

Is it time to sign up for pee-wee football? Researchers in Australia found that there were 33% more January babies than expected playing in the Australian Football League. The study’s authors say these findings are consistent with other studies that have found a connection between babies born at the beginning of the year and the likelihood of becoming a professional athlete. In fact, another study found that 36% of the hockey players drafted by the NHL between 1980 and 2007 were born between January and March.

January Babies Have Leadership Potential

That corner office is within reach of your baby’s chubby little hands! Research published in the journal Economic Letters found that January is one of the top 5 CEO-producing months (March, April, November, and October are the other 4).

January Babies Could Be on the Path to Their MD

Paging Dr. January! The most common careers for January babies were general practitioner and debt collector, according to one British study that looked at the correlation between birth month and profession. Conversely, January babies tend not to pursue careers in real estate.

January Babies Are Pretty Chill

The weather of their birth month is not the only thing that is cool! Babies born in winter months are less irritable than people born in other seasons, according to a European study.

Did your January baby arrive early or late?

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