How to Predict Your Baby’s Gender: 30 Fun Old Wives Tales

Yay you’re pregnant! Once the initial shock wears off you will have a million and one questions race through your head all at the same time. Believe me I’ve been there! You’re probably thinking what do I need for a baby? Luckily you can reference my Registry 101 post for more information on that one! But your other big question is I wonder if baby is a boy or girl.

If you’re anything like me then having to wait to know anything is gut wrenching! I mean how do you know whether to buy bows or bow ties? Personally my husband and I wanted to find out as soon as possible. If your doctor has a way to perform a 10.5-week blood test to determine your baby’s gender then I highly recommend it. It is over 99% accurate and took less than a week to get the results. That’s about as accurate and fast as it gets!

Personally, we had the doctor call my husband so he could surprise me. What we didn’t expect was for him to be in another country when he received the call. Apparently, according to him, that made it harder of a secret to keep so he ended up spilling the beans later that night to me.

Some families decide to make a whole event out of their gender reveal. We gathered our closest friends and family and filled a box with colored balloons to announce the gender. But there are many fun and entertaining ways to predict your baby’s gender. Below are 30 fun old wives tales for you to try and have fun with!

How to predict baby's gender: 30 fun old wives tales

CONGRATS IT’S A GIRL IF…

  1. The good ole carrying high or carrying low. This one may require you to be further along, but in general carrying high is thought to indicate a girl.
  2. If the babies heart rate is over 140 beats per minute.
  3. Craving something sweet.
  4. Chinese calendar indicates a girl. Check it out HERE.
  5. Add a cup of Drano to your pee. If it turns green it’s a little girl!
  6. If you find your complexion is more acne ridden than usual you’re probably expecting a baby girl whose stealing all your beauty.
  7. Use a string and dangle your wedding ring over your tummy. If it swings back and forth you may be having a girl!
  8. If morning sickness has you throwing up at ALL hours of the day then you’re probably expecting a girl!
  9. If you find yourself extra moody than those hormones may indicate a little girl.
  10. If you find yourself favoring your right side when you get into bed then go ahead and pick out the pink wallpaper.
  11. Do you find your skin is softer than normal? Then congrats you’re probably expecting a baby girl.
  12. If your hair looks like a dull hot mess, then a little girl may be in your future.
  13. If you find yourself not having to shave quite as much, a baby girl may be assisting.
  14. No headache’s to speak of? Lucky you!
  15. As the baby weight gains do you find a majority of it is sitting on your hips and butt? Then it’s probably a girl.
  16. If you’re feet aren’t any colder than normal then a baby girl may be on the way.
  17. If you’re putting on most of the baby weight, but not your partner.
  18. If you were eating a low calorie diet right when you got pregnant.
  19. Conceived in summer? Better get to painting the walls pink.
  20. If someone asks to see your hands and you present them palms up then it may be a girl!
  21. If you pick up a key by the thin end it may be a girl!
  22. When you lie down at night your little one doesn’t really move that much.
  23. Hands softer than usual? A little girl may be the cause.
  24. If you’ve been feeling more graceful than usual, a little girl may be helping.
  25. If your face gets fuller throughout your pregnancy a baby girl could be in your future.
  26. After eating garlic no smell seeps out of your pores it’s a girl!
  27. If mom is less stressed than dad during conception the baby will be the same sex.
  28. If you dream about having a boy you will have the opposite.
  29. If your age and year of conception are both odd or even it may indicate a girl.
  30. If your right breast is larger than the left than it’s a baby girl!

 

CONGRATS IT’S A BOY IF…

  1. Carrying low.
  2. If the babies heart rate is under 140 beats per minute.
  3. Craving salty and/or sour.
  4. Chinese calendar indicates a boy. Check it out HERE.
  5. Add a cup of Drano to your pee. If it turns blue it’s a little boy!
  6. If your complexion is clear your little boy may be the cause!
  7. Use a string and dangle your wedding ring over your tummy. If it swings in a circle you may be having a boy!
  8. No morning sickness? Consider yourself lucky! You’re probably having a boy!
  9. No changes in moodiness? Then your level headedness may indicate a boy.
  10. If you find yourself favoring your left when you get into bed you may be seeing blue soon.
  11. Is your skin drier than normal? Then break out the lotion, you’re expecting a baby boy.
  12. If your hair sudden looks like Rapunzel’s luxurious locks, then a little boy may be on the way.
  13. Is leg shaving becoming a more frequent occurrence? A little boy may be the cause.
  14. Do frequent headaches plague you daily? A mischievous boy may be the cause.
  15. If you’re carrying your baby weight pretty evenly all over a little boy is on the way!
  16. Are your feet chillier than normal? A baby boy could be stealing all the warmth.
  17. If your partner is putting on the baby weight with you.
  18. If you were eating a high calorie diet right when you got pregnant.
  19. Conceived in winter? Better get to painting the walls blue.
  20. If someone asks to see your hands and you present them palms down then it may be a boy!
  21. If you pick up a key by its round end it may be a little boy!
  22. When you lie down at night your little one won’t stop wriggling around.
  23. Hands feeling particularly dry and cracked? A baby boy may be the cause.
  24. If you’ve been stumbling around like a klutz then a little boy may be stealing your balance.
  25. If your face stays as thin as the day you got pregnant, then a baby boy could be in your future.
  26. After eating garlic the smell seeps out of your pores it’s a boy!
  27. If dad is less stressed than dad during conception the baby will be the same sex.
  28. If you dream about having a girl you will have the opposite.
  29. Take your age and year of conception. If one is odd and one is even it may indicate a boy.
  30. If your left breast is larger than the right than it’s a baby boy!

 

There you have it! 30 fun old wives tales to help you guess whether or not you may be expecting a little girl or boy. Now at the end of the day we all know a blood test or an anatomy ultrasound scan can provide better accuracy, however, that’s no reason not to have a little fun.

Do you know any other gender prediction old wives tales? Share them with me in the comments below.

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