6 Reasons why January babies are awesome (according to studies)

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 23, 2021

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People born in January are more than just “new year” or “winter babies.” According to studies, they are not only likely to be health professionals, but many of them also have good attitudes as well. Keep reading to discover what makes babies born in the first month of the year unique.

1) They are prone to good moods.

According to a study published in The Atlantic in 2014, the season in which you are born affects your behavior, and winter babies tend to be less prone to irritable moods.

2) January babies are smart.

Scientists monitored the development of 21,000 boys and girls, and their research indicates winter-born kids had higher scores in a series of intelligence exercises than their peers.

3) Winter babies tend to make the varsity team.

Being born earlier in the year means kids have a head-start when it comes to making the team. In fact, recently, an Australian scientist found a surprisingly higher number of professional football players were born in January.

4) Being born in January means you are pretty healthy.

A study from Columbia University found that people born in the first month of the year are not at an advantage or a disadvantage when it comes to disease.

5) January babies lean towards medicine as a profession.

Get ready for the college long haul, January parents. According to a study conducted in the UK, kids born in the first month of the year become doctors more than kids born in the other months of the year.

6) January babies are creative and problem solvers.

According to a (small) study from the Journal of Social Sciences, people born in the first month of the year tend to be celebs, due to their affinity for being creative. In fact, many celebs, including Regina King, Bradley Cooper, Jason Bateman and Oprah were born in January.


Gabby Cullen is Senior Editor of Red Tricycle. Cullen is a Northern California girl living in the South. She’s a mother of two, a reader, writer, thinker and dancer, and she enjoys food, travel and the great outdoors.