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Babies Born In Winter Are More Easy Going, Say Scientists

The time of year your baby arrives could affect his personality, new research has shown

If your baby’s due to arrive in the next few months, you may well have an easy-going child if new study findings are anything to go by.

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Summer-born babies could be prone to mood swings, spring babies are destined to be positive and children born in autumn are less likely to be depressive.

The time of year a person is born does play a part in their personality

In a study of 400 people, researchers in Budapest matched personality types to the season in which those polled were born in.

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They found that the time of year a person is born does play a part in their personality because the seasons have an affect on some chemicals in the brain, including dopamine and serotonin that control moods. 

‘Basically, it seems that when you are born may increase or decrease your chance of developing certain mood disorders,’ lead researcher Professor Xenia Gonda told the Sunday Telegraph.

‘We can’t yet say anything about the mechanisms involved. We are now looking to see if there are genetic markers that are related to season of birth and mood disorder.’

Another recent study looked at whether season influences how fast children develop and found that babies born in the winter may start crawling sooner.

READ: COULD BABIES BORN IN WINTER DEVELOP FASTER?

Is your baby typical for the time of year she was born? Let us know in the comments box below.

 
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