What do you think is the best season to have a baby?
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Elfrieda - posted on 02/19/2011
This is a fun question! I had my baby in December, which was really terrible for going out. I was so scared that he would catch a chill, and I always had to bring the carseat in so that it wouldn't be too cold. (he wasn't one of those babies that you see chillin' in their carseats. He HATED being in the carseat, so I'd be lugging the carseat, plus baby in the other arm, plus diaper bag plus shopping bags. It was a lot of work, so I didn't go out much, which wasn't good for my mental health. :(
On the plus side, though, there were strawberries, blueberries, peas, peaches, watermelon, corn, plums, and a million other kinds of delicious fresh produce for him to eat starting when he was 6 months old! That was wonderful. I didn't go by a feeding schedule, I went by what was in season. It was a lot of fun watching him try all this good food.
It would be nice having a spring baby, though, because then you can go out more easily, and it will be warm soon after you give birth.
Mabyn - posted on 02/28/2011
Our daughter was born in March and I think that's a pretty good time. I think anytime besides December/January is a good time. I really don't want to have a baby close to Christmas just because it's such a busy time of year for everyone and it's so cold! And also, when that child gets older and they want to have birthday parties, it would be hard to have a birthday that close to Christmas. I think October would be a good time (good weather for keeping fit while pregnant, cute sundresses) or another Spring baby would be nice (like March-May). It gets really really hot in the Summer where I live and I think I would worry a new baby wouldn't be able to handle the heat as well.
Rebekah - posted on 02/19/2011
I have a winter baby and a spring baby. My next baby is due in the fall. I still haven't found a "best" season to have a baby.
In winter, it was too cold to walk or get any outdoor exercise, so I gained 50lbs (20lbs at the end). Then, after baby arrived it was too cold to ever go out and I felt like I was going crazy indoors everyday.
In late spring, I did get to go to parks with my son, and I didn't gain as much weight as my first pregnancy, but I was so hot. What I really wanted to do was go swimming, but the pools weren't open yet. Then, after baby arrived, I also felt like I could never take the baby out b/c it was too hot. I think I would have enjoyed a summer baby better.
Trisha - posted on 03/09/2011
i would love to have a summer/spring baby... my son was born 15 jan so it was really cold and it want nice to go out in... i dont agree wit d ppl hu say winter babies get sick more cos my son NEVER got sick until he was bout 8/9 months old.. i tink it all depends on the baby and their immune system:)
Tanja - posted on 03/01/2011
I'd say spring as well. Our first was late October (fall), which meant we had to stay indoors a lot because of the cold so I got pretty bored sitting at home.
We now planned for a spring baby, but it'll be an early summer baby, which is OK as well, especially because my partner is a teacher, with summer holidays!
Jenni - posted on 03/01/2011
Well my son was a July baby. And we had one of the hottest Junes in history. Average temp was 90-95 F and to boot we had no air conditioner (finally caved in and bought one in July). So being 9 months pregnant and already overheating, it was brutal for me. Hung out at F&MIL's pool whenever possible. Then I had an emergency C-section so it sucked I wasn't able to do much that summer (and I absolutely adore the summer). Couldn't even swim
My daughter was an early May baby and I was still able to do my early spring weeding. I had her by emergency C-section as well but family helped out a lot since I also had my son to care for. My MIL even did ALL my gardening that spring :) and by summer I was able to go swimming, hiking, camping etc.
So for me I'd say fall, winter or spring. ANYTHING but summer! But summer birthdays rock IMO so I think my son's lucky. Mine is in June which is also a great birthday month... pool parties/outdoor parties are my thing. :)
Katie - posted on 02/28/2011
My daughter was born in the beginning of April, and I really enjoyed it. I never wanted to be pregnant in the summer time. Technically, I got pregnant in June, but I wasn't really far along where you get hot flashes in the hot summer months. I would love to have my next one around the same time also.
Chelsea - posted on 02/28/2011
I live in Canada so it gets pretty cold in the winter. My first kid was born in May. Which was nice, it wasn't too hot and I wasn't pregnant during summer. The first winter wasn't too bad either, since I could carry her safely and warmly from car to house in her little carseat.
But for my second child I would like them born February or March (so late winter/early spring). The reason is because after my first child grew out of her portable carseat, travel in the winter became very difficult. I had to bundle her up but too many layers made her not fit well in her larger carseat. Plus she would overheat in the car. And I a;ways had to have a blanket to bundle her up in.
My theory is to let her get a bit bigger older before having to get as much exposure to winter. She'll be 1.5 before her next winter.
Erin - posted on 02/27/2011
ok I have two sons, my first was born at the end of May my second at the end of August. There are pros and cons to both. With my first I was really sick during my pregnancy and didn't want to get out and do much partly because I was sick and partly because it was too cold I didn't want to leave so I had a harder time staying in shape while I was pregnant. However once I had him I got into shape faster after I had my son because it was nicer out so we went for walks alot. But even though it was really nice out it was harder to enjoy it because he was still too little to really stay all day in the sun or out in the heat. It was great timing for the summer after though! He was walking and able to run around outside. With my second son born at the end of summer, I was able to stay very fit during my pregnancy. And I personally liked being able to wear cute summer dresses with my big belly! But it wasn't as easy to get out after he was born, because where I live it can get pretty cold early in Sept. plus he was premature so I didn't take him outside when I might have been able to. But it is sorta nice because it isn't so so cold yet like it would be if you had your baby in like November, December. So I'm not sure when I would say is the best season but I think I like spring.
Nichole - posted on 02/23/2011
I had my son in the late summer early fall. It was nice because it was still warm but not too hot. The weather was great for taking him places to show him off. But I didn't like that winter came soon and he was still so little for his first winter (which made me nervous about illnesses) and really to young to fully enjoy Christmas.
I think if I could pick I'd think a spring baby would be perfect. Nice and warm like fall. Then summer would be hot, but the baby be too little to play outside anyway. Then fall be perfect weather again. And by winter the baby would be much older and less vunerable to illness and old enough to enjoy Christmas more.
But then again I would prefer to be pregnant in spring & fall...not too hot (hormones made me hot enough) and not icy (I was clumbsy enough without ice/snow).
Samsam - posted on 02/22/2011
summer ,summer ,is the best .You could have a walk with your baby outside ,it is so cool i wish i had mine on summer .His four months now and were stuck in the house , cuz itz below zero outside ,i think he would have double the fun he has now
Stephanie - posted on 02/20/2011
i always wanted my kids born in summer time so they could have awesome pool parties when they got older, I have one child born in July and due with Number 2 in july. I think babies born in July are less likely to end up with sicknesses like RSV. My nephew was born this past January and contracted RSV from a family friend sick with the flu or a cold not postive which one it was, but he has been hospitalized for 2 weeks and is just now progressing. winter babies just seem to get sick more thats just how I see it.
Amanda - posted on 02/19/2011
Any season is a great season to have a baby! :)
Seriously though, I guess it just depends. My 16 month old was born the end of September. I think that is technically fall, but I live in Arizona. For his first birthday party-October 2-I thought it would be great to do it at the park! WRONG! It was so hot. People came but nobody wanted to stick around (I can't blame them), so I felt rushed through everything! Luckily, I am not planning on having another b-day party until he turns 5, so that's a relief. If I could really, really choose I would want to have a May or July baby. But I'll take what God gives me! :)
I would say April/May. You aren't in late pregnancy during the hot humid parts of summer (at least in the northern hemisphere). If you breastfeed your child can get Vitamin D naturally from the sun (through windows so no UV).
Although I like my little November baby it was nice to have another birthday then.
I don't think I could do well to have a baby in March... especially the middle. I don't know why March is worse for me than May but it is. My nephew died the 16th of March, it was 7 years ago, but it still hits us all very hard. I also felt somewhat punished after loosing my first baby that was due around then.
Kristy - posted on 02/18/2011
I planed to have both of my babies in summer and it happened that both were born in december. i wanted summer babies as although it is hot when you are pregnant, after you have bub u don't have to bundle them up to keep them warm, not as many colds and flus going around, good time to get out and walk compared to colder months with bub. during winter we have to have the fire on as it gets to -10 degrees celcius at night and i thought geting up to feed bub as well as put wood in the fire when it is freezing doesn't sound like fun.
Sharon - posted on 02/18/2011
Another Aussie here :-D
Our son was born Oct 31st, so in Spring. It was perfect, not too hot, not too cold. Plus I didn't have to worry about being pregnant over the hot QLD summer. I loved being pregnant during winter, everyone else was cold and I barely had to wear a jumper, when I'm usually the coldest.
I'm due again in April (autumn), so I haven't been heavily pregnant during summer, but I have definitely noticed a difference. Plus I can't enjoy the really long walks I used to in my first pregnancy, cuz I get too hot now.
Baby #3 we are going to try to time around July-September :-)
Kimberly - posted on 02/18/2011
I'm in aus too and I had our daughter in Nov which was just start to get really hot and I thought it was great cause I didnt have to be preggo in the heat and dressing her was much easier. I would probally say spring would be perfect time so that they are just that little bit older when the weather really heats up, but I dont really have too big of a problem sinec I live in north queensland and it doeant really get colder then plus 10
Chloe - posted on 02/18/2011
Well I'm in Aussie so January is the middle of summer here.. My son was born 23rd of feb which was the end of summer but it was stil very hot! Being heavily pregnant during summer wasn't very nice at all.. We had like a heat wave for over a wk.. So next bub for me I want autumn or winter.. So by summer I have adjusted to the new baby :-) hopefully I'll have another little bundle next yr between April-August. What season do you think would be good?
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