YOUR FEBRUARY BABY

February 04, 2022 5 min read

Happy February, mamas! If you’re expecting a little one this month, you’re in for a treat. February is known for being the month where sensitive and imaginative babies are born, including many famous and historical figures.


Important Dates for your 2022 February Baby:

  • Your baby will graduate high school in 2040, and if they attend college, they’ll get their diploma in 2044.

  • Brace yourself, mama. That means your little one will start kindergarten in 2027!

  • The first election your baby votes in will be 2040.

  • And their 21st birthday will be celebrated in 2043!

  • Finally, to compare your 2022 babies to events that have happened in your lifetime, think about this. Your 2022 January baby was born:

    112 years after the Boy Scouts of America was founded
    by William Boyce.  As of 2019, the organization goes by Scouts BSA, and children of all genders are welcome to join.
     

    33 years after Nintendo released the Gameboy in North America.
    Its screen was a mere 2 inches, but its battery could hold out for over a day. This handheld gaming system was a huge, worldwide success!
      And for all you movie buffs, your baby’s birthday comes
      21 years after the release of both The Sorcerer’s Stone andThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
      While LOTR fans only had to wait 2 years to see their trilogy in theaters, the Harry Potter movies wouldn’t wrap up until 2011…still 11 years prior to the birth of your little one! 

         

        Personality Traits of your February Baby:

        • February babies are some of the sweetest you’ll meet. They’re known to be generally calm as infants, and as they grow, they are compassionate and understanding people. Their intelligence is the emotional kind: an empathetic February baby knows just how you’re feeling, and how to cheer you up! They make loyal friends and enjoy connecting with others through relationships, art, and ideas.
        • What will your February baby be when they grow up? According to a study on how birth month plays a role in your profession, there’s a good chance they’ll be an artist! People born in February are charming and can talk to anyone about anything and tend to be imaginative. These skills come in handy when pursuing the arts.
        • Also, because your child is born at the start of their class year, they’ll be more developed compared to their peers with summer and autumn birthdays. This is especially an advantage in early childhood, where those extra months can give them an edge when trying out for a sports team, socializing with their peers, and comprehending schoolwork. Some studies say they may even be taller!
        • In addition to being born during the shortest month of the year, your February baby can tell people their birth month is the only one that can pass without the occurrence of a full moon. This happens about once every 19 years. The next one is in 2037, so get ready to celebrate this superstitious occurrence when your child turns 15!
        • And finally, your February baby is a mystery. They’ve got big dreams that could lead them anywhere, and luckily, they’ve got you on their team. Your February baby loves a new adventure, so get ready for a lifetime of watching their joyful discoveries.

         

        February Birth Month Fun Facts:     

        The February birthstone is amethyst.

        This purple quartz can be found in nature across the globe, fitting for the worldly Pisces.

         

        February’s birth flower is the violet.

        Violets are purple in hue, and these humble yet beautiful flowers were thought to keep away evil spirits during Victorian times.

         
         

        The most popular birth dates in February are the 14th, 15th, and 7th.

        These days each see an average of just over 11,000 babies born in the United States, as of 2020. However, these days aren’t very common when looking at the year as a whole. In comparison, September 9th is known as the most popular day to be born, and around 12,300 babies claim it as their birthday every year.

         
         

        …While February 29th is one of the rarest birthdates in the calendar year!

        Which makes sense, as the odds of being born on this date only come around every leap year. To see how popular your baby’s date of birth is, check out this chart that uses data on babies born from 1994 to 2014.

         
         

        There are two zodiac signs for babies born in February:

        Babies born before February 19th, are the water-bearer, Aquarius. These air signs are loved for their individuality. After February 19th, you have a Pisces on your hands. Represented by two swimming fish, this imaginative water sign is in touch with their emotions. Read more about what the zodiac signs mean for your baby in our zodiac series.

          

        Famous People Born in January:

        Celebrities that share a birth month with your baby include:

        • John Travolta – 2/19/1954
        • Cindy Crawford – 2/20/1966
        • Jennifer Aniston – 2/11/1969
        • Drew Barrymore – 2/22/1975
        • Tom Hiddleston – 2/9/1981
        There are dozens of talented musicians born in February, including:
          • Johnny Cash – 2/26/1932
          • Yoko Ono – 2/18/1933
          • Shakira – 2/9/1977
          • Rihanna – 2/20/1988
          • Harry Styles – 2/1/1994
          February is the birth month of famous creative minds and revolutionaries like:
            • Charles Dickens – 2/7/1812
            • Thomas Edison – 2/11/1847
            • Susan B. Anthony – 2/15/1820
            • Langston Hughes – 2/1/1902
            • Rosa Parks – 2/4/1913
            Some fun fictional characters celebrate their birthday in February:
            • Elmo (Sesame Street) – February 3rd
            • Arthur Weasley (Harry Potter) – 2/6/1950
            • Phoebe Buffay (Friends) – 2/16/1967
            • Jessica Day (New Girl) – 2/3/1982
            • Cameron Tucker (Modern Family) – 2/29/1972


            February Historical World Events:

            • February 29, 1692 – The first accusations of witchcraft were made in Salem, Massachusetts. Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba were suspected. The Salem Witch trials lasted over a year, and the ensuing mass hysteria led to 19 executions.

            • February 9, 1841 – The shortest presidential term came to an end when William Henry Harrison, the 9th U.S. President died thirty-one days after being sworn into office. When Harrison died of pneumonia, John Tyler became president. He was the first Vice President to take over office following the death of a president.

            • February 1, 1960 – In downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, four young Black students from North Carolina’s Agricultural and Technical college staged a peaceful protest: a sit-in at Woolworth’s lunch counter. This spurred a sit-in movement throughout the South. Despite arrests, threats, and backlash, the movement persisted.  Today, the building Woolworth’s once resided in is home to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. February 1st marks the start of Black History Month, a time to pay tribute to the history and triumphs of Black Americans.

               

              Snapshot of Life in February 2022

              When your little one asks what the world was like when they were born, here’s what you can tell them!

              • The most popular songs on the radio as of February 1st: “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from the movie Encanto, “Easy On Me” by Adele, and “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals.

              • The snow hasn’t yet melted from Winter Storm “Izzy”, which brought massive snowfall and high winds up to 91 mph (in Massachusetts), crossing North American from January 14-17th.

              • Highly anticipated movies being released in February 2022 include Moonfall, Death on the Nile, and Cyrano.

              Major news headlines included: 
                Happy Birthday to all February babies!


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