best season to have a baby?

Brianna - posted on 06/29/2011 ( 43 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone I have a fun questions for everyone. If you could pick a season to have a baby in which one would it be and why? I had my daughter in the fall (november) and really like it because she in her lil bucket car seat and you can just bundle her in it and take her into the store and dont have to worry about winter coats. Im thinkin i want a summer or early fall baby next time because i love having the baby belly and i like being able to not worry about looking fat in summer clothes because ur preggo lol. oh ya and having a summer or fall baby means the beginning of the pregnancy its snowy out or cold out and it doesnt matter that u dont wanna leave the house because of all the morning sickness

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Tara - posted on 06/29/2011

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Any season that does not require me to be pregnant in the summer. It is really, really uncomfortable to be pregnant in the summer. My first girl is a March baby and the pregnancy was great because if I was too hot I could just take my coat off. My second girl is an October baby and I was heavily pregnant in the heat of the summer and I have to say even if you are in summer clothes you will FRY if you are pregnant then.

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Elissa - posted on 07/07/2011

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May. My first was a May baby, and I loved having a baby when everything was so fresh and new. I had a January baby--winter flu bugs were really hard on him. And now I'm due in November and the heat of the summer is really hard on me. I like spring!

Jaime - posted on 07/07/2011

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I loved having my son in the summer (June), our adopted baby Tristin was born in November and now our new baby is due in December. I am worried about the new baby being born so close to Christmas, I am due the 18th.

Janice - posted on 07/06/2011

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I personally wanted my children born between April and september because I hate the winter and wanted my children to be able to have outside parties. My daughter was due was born 10/30/09 and it was such a chore to have an outside party and worry about the weather. Now I'm due 12/3/11 and I'm not thrilled. We live in an apt so basically we have to either not have a party or we have to spend money on a hall! I love my child(ren) but if my hubby agrees to a third I will make sure it is due between May and Sept. Oh and fr my daughter we tried for 3 years so we didn't care that she was fall and this pregnancy was a complete surprise :)

As for the pregnancy I really didn't mind being pregnant thru the summer. I like hot weather. Also it was easy to buy cheap tank tops in a bigger size to keep maternity clothes cost down.

Jennifer - posted on 07/05/2011

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I have 4 kids. Their birthdays are in Feb, April, Sept, and Dec. I would say the best was the April baby. I wasn't pregnant in the hot summer, and since her birthday is at the end of April, it is sometimes hot enough to have an outside party. My worst one was the Sept. I was prego in the heat of summer, and with 2 school age kids, she ended up being sick all winter long, and was in and out of the hosp. I'm sure things will be much better now that we are through that first winter/flu season, but it was so hard on us all.

Angela - posted on 07/05/2011

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I was due march 31 the first time and march 5th the second time (although he came feb 19) and I loved that. Spring is perfect. Yous pregnant in winter so your not baking hot and when you give birth flu season is almost over. Not to many more snow and ice days to deal with while carrying a newborn either. My only fear while being pregnant was slipping on ice during winter but that didnt happen. Oh and when the next christmas rolls around they are at a fun age already.

Motika - posted on 07/04/2011

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I would pick baby as per a lucky month or a nice sun sign. Maybe Libran or an Aquarian? Having babies in Sep-Oct is good though because its neither hot nor cold and its season for Roses.

Kimberley - posted on 07/03/2011

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i had a winter baby, it was ok cos it kept me warm,but when it comes to birthday parties i hate it cos its so cold, i thought having her in winter would be nice because she would be at the fun baby stage come summer but i think when it comes to number 2 i will plan out to have a summer baby!!

Kristi - posted on 07/02/2011

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My kids are both Spring babies so I wasn't far into my pregnancy during the really hot summer which is great and I was not trapped in the house, once my kids were born, hiding from the cold winter days (I live in Canada so it gets very cold). I was able to go out for walks all Spring, Summer and Fall with the kids without too much bundling up and it was great!

Alexandra - posted on 07/02/2011

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i love spring babies. My son was born in mid april so his was perfect, and the weather was PERFECT for his first bday. They could be outside in the bouncy house or ride the choo choo train. Or inside with the clown and elmo. Im trying for either a May, june, or july baby next. Wish me luck!!

Blackwood - posted on 07/02/2011

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I was pregos in the summer with my son and found it great! First if you get cabage patch kids feet like I did, you can go and buy a cheap pair of flip flops in a bigger size no problem. You were cool clothing. In the winter you were warm clothes and go into warm buildings. But in the summer if you're hot you can just go into A/C, a pool or even chill out in a blow up pool. My son was born in August. This time my baby is due October, so I'll still be pregos in the Summer but not into the super warm clothing just yet and if I get hot can open the windows and enjoy the Fall breeze.

Melba - posted on 07/02/2011

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Definately fall, 2 of my girls were born in fall and 2 in summer. Leaving the hospital with the last one was horrible, going from the nice cool hospital to the 110 degree weather outside, but fall? OH YEAH!!!!

Kayla - posted on 07/02/2011

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I think its better to have the end of your pregnancy before summer starts because in the last 3 months is when you really don't want to be hot. My son was born in May and I was so glad to have him before it really got hot. I'm due now in March and I think that will be perfect because I will have this one before it gets hot and it won't be to cold to take him or her around when he or shes born.

Michelle - posted on 07/02/2011

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Like someone else has said, spring or summer. It's easier to plan birthday parties. Nothing worse than having a group of kids screaming through the house because it's miserable outside.
The good thing about living in Western Australia is that our winter only lasts for about 4 months and we do get nice days. It never snows and hardly ever gets below 0c.
The downside is we can have weeks of 35c - 40c+ and that gets draining.
I have 1 born in winter and the other 2 in summer.

Kitty - posted on 07/02/2011

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May! but my kids are born 1 in winter lol jan
and other is a fall baby lol so no i wanted a spring baby!

Jessica - posted on 07/02/2011

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I had my daughter in March, so when i was big and pregnant I wasnt overly heated because it was still cool, half the time i didnt even wear a jacket. and when i brought her home i didnt have to worry about her being to cold. the down side is that when i have her birthday party i have tons of people in my house :-) but I would NOT want to be in my last trimester in the middle of the summer.

Alison - posted on 07/02/2011

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I had my little girl in fall (or Autumn), I think this was a great time as it is very hot here in summer for a baby.

Annie - posted on 07/01/2011

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My son was born Sept 28. I hated being pregnant in the heat of the summer. Especially with 90% humidity. Then after he was born we had no sunshine for months. It was cold and rainy. If I could choose I would like to have a spring or early summer baby.

Charity - posted on 07/01/2011

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My first son was born in August and my second was born in April. I honestly preferred the summer birth b/c at least you know its hot. We live in Oklahoma and in april it may be 80 degrees during the day but you wake up in the morning and its in like the 40's. It was a pain. Plus I hated going anywhere b/c I was burning up and everyone has there heaters cranked up.

Annie - posted on 07/01/2011

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I have Dec, Jan, March, and April babies. Even early pregnancy sucks in the summer, but I could not nor do I want to ever imagine being heavily preggers in the summer. Having babies in late winter early spring was great

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I'm right there with you Brianna! I would also add that late summer or early fall is good for us because we love biking and if you have a good quality trailer with suspension the baby can start riding as early as 9 months, which means we don't have to miss out on much of the great biking weather.

Amy - posted on 07/01/2011

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I'd recommend avoiding a December 21 AND 29 birthdates. But that's just me. ;) Though I suppose the boys are worth it, regardless. :)

Sarah - posted on 07/01/2011

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My son was born in September & it was still really hot (I'm from Texas). He celebrated his 1st birthday last September at a park & it was still well into the 90's. Blah!
Plus, being VERY pregnant during the Texas summer heat was NO fun! Don't plan on doing that again if I can help it lol.

For my next baby, I'm hoping for a late winter or spring baby. I think late February-beginning of May would be perfect. :)

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Mine were all spring babies - March/April. I loved not having to bundle them up at first or worrying about if they are staying warm enough at night. And being at the biggest point in my pregnancy in late winter was just fine for me. I like it a lot now that they are in school because there is no questioning there placement. I didn't have to fight to get them in slightly earlier or wonder if I should hold them back a year because there birthday was too close to the cut off.

Mary - posted on 06/30/2011

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I had a spring baby and really liked it. I didn't have to worry about him getting too cold and we could actually go out for walks or sit outside instead of being cooped inside. It was great for pregnancy too because I could avoid the heat during pregnancy. A bonus is the birthday parties in the spring and that he won't be too old/young before the school age cut offs in September. =)

Cori - posted on 06/30/2011

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I'd say Fall. My son was born early June and it wasn't very fun to go through summer trying to recover from a c-section with a newborn. We felt sticky all the time and he couldn't wear half of his cute clothes because it was too hot. (Texas mom here.) Now he is 2 and I'm expecting a little girl in September. I'm not digging the being pregnant in summer but it is nice to be able to go swimming and enjoy some summer activities before the baby. When I have here it will still be warm but I'll be able to dress her up a little more and actually use a baby sling or wrap without dying of heat stroke! In warmer areas I'd say Fall or late Winter would be the best.

Sherri - posted on 06/30/2011

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Summer. So much easier for birthday parties. Not too rainy or cold(spring) not to cold (winter) not a possibility of being to cold (fall)

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I dunno my niece was born in September and my sister in law hated it because she spent her third trimester huge, and terribly hot and uncomfortable because of the summer heat. She didnt want to leave her air conditioned house. I had my child in December and thought it was great because all throughout the fall and early winter when everyone was cold I was warm because of my baby belly.

Amanda - posted on 06/30/2011

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I had a March baby and a September baby (in Australia that is an autumn and spring baby so carried both over summer - march baby was 3rd trimester spetember ist trimester) I had no problems with cold or heat although I did like being at the beach with a baby bump

Alicia - posted on 06/30/2011

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oh my goodness not summer! haha. my daughter was born august 19th and i was 34-39 weeks when 90-100 degree weather hit. i was miserable. and it was hard keeping a new born cool. now that my daughter is almost 2 i love that her birthday is in the summer makes for much easier birthday parties. haha. im torn! its a good question though!

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I liked late fall. It meant that by the time summer was around again I could actually have fun with my daughter outside.

Crystal - posted on 06/30/2011

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Spring! I had my daughter in February and my son is due in September. I'm already hating the heat and humidity more than I normally do. Also, they are making it difficult for me to eat properly because I'm less hungry during the hot seasons.

My daughter's late winter/early spring birth was great. We only had to use the heater for a couple months to keep her warm enough and it was easy to tell how to dress her. Plus, I didn't have to do the later part of the pregnancy in summer.

Heather - posted on 06/30/2011

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Spring is best I think. I have a May baby, August baby and November baby. May was definitely the best b/c I wasn't hot and miserable.

Mimi - posted on 06/30/2011

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Both of mine were early spring babies, february and march. It was great to not be super pregnant in the summer.

Katrina - posted on 06/30/2011

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I think Spring (late would be fine)...you'd have the extra weight etc. to warm you in winter but would have the baby just before the heat set in (that was HORRIBLE). Also, as Emma said, you don't need to worry about billions of clothes when they are going to outgrow them within 3 weeks anyway!
I had one in late Autumn (Fall) and the second was in the peak of summer (@ 40 deg C days...totally not fun)

Amber - posted on 06/30/2011

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I have an October baby. If I could pick, I'd have a summer baby.
I'm not thinking about the pregnancy so much as the birthday parties. It's too chilly in October to have something outside. So, I have 40 people in my house making a mess that I have to clean up.
Pregnancy is 9 months and they really aren't fun or comfortable no matter what season it is...birthday parties are forever lol

Stifler's - posted on 06/30/2011

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Summer babies are so much easier than winter babies to keep warm and you dont have to have hats and tonnes of suits and socks.

Elizabeth - posted on 06/30/2011

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Last months of pregnancy in the heat of summer is miserable. I normally wear jeans even in 90+ degree high humidity weather, but I only wore a sundress and wanted to do nothing but stay in the lake.

Last months of pregnancy in winter was nice, I was comfy while others were cold, but once my little guy was born, I felt trapped. Couldn't pop outside on the porch for a half hour or so for change of scenery because it was too cold for me let alone him.

Not had a fall or spring baby, but I think that spring would be good. No heat during pregnancy, but able to get out and about easier once baby comes.

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I had my son in September. It's true that it was hard being pregnant in the summer, but I liked how it was winter when he was very little so it didn't matter that much to him how often he got outside. It was easy to take him outside anyway -- just toss him in his fluffy pram suit and bundle him up in the pram and go. And now he's 9mo, and it's so much fun taking him out and about in the nice weather.



But it has to be winter sometime! I guess this winter I'll have to wrestle with the tights and hat and all that.

Katherine - posted on 06/29/2011

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I too had a fall baby. She was born in September, it was/is perfect.

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