Little love babies: there’s no debate that babies born in February—aka the month of love—are the world’s true valentines. If you’ve got a February baby in your life, you might find some of these key characteristics that, according to studies, February babies all have in common.

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Your kid is more likely to be an artist.

According to a study from the UK Office of National Statistics, the month in which you were born does, in fact, play a (very small) role in what career path you end up taking, and artists seem to be born more during the month of February.

February birthdays are more uncommon.

Not only is it a short month, which leads to fewer births, but every four years is a Leap Year, which means, for some folks, a rare birthday.

Kids born in February may do better academically.

Your mid-winter baby has an advantage over her buddy that is born in June or July. Studies have shown that older kids consistently perform better than their younger peers all the way through their academic career.

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Your February baby will probably be taller.

A Harvard University study of over 21,000 kids shows that winter babies are consistently born longer, heavier and with larger head circumference. Scientists don’t have all the answers as to why this is but do know that seasonal issues like diet, exposure to sunlight and temperature play a role.

People born in February tend to be happier.

Even though they’re born in the dead of winter, according to a study from the Semmelweis University in Budapest, February babies are less likely to find themselves feeling irritable.

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Your kid shares a birthday month with lots of famous folks.

Plenty of celebs share your kiddo’s celebratory month: Abe Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Steve Jobs, Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Taylor and more.

Your baby is more likely to be born early.  

According to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences there’s a significant spike in early births during the winter.



featured image: Glen Gould via Flickr

—Gabby Cullen