September brings cooler weather, new school friends and classrooms, and A LOT of new babies! If you are a parent expecting a baby this month, you have much to look forward to. Here in the northern hemisphere, we experience the change of the season – when summer slips into fall. Crisper air is beginning to blow by, and in many areas, the harvest is being set to cure for the cold winter months, making this an important time for many! September is the month with the most songs named after and referencing it, which could help mom make a cheeky playlist for baby to enjoy. Here are some more fun facts about babies born in September!
Fun Facts About September Babies
A Busy Month!
September holds the record for the most popular birthday month! The 9th month of the year holds nine of ten of the most common shared days to be born. According to a study that looked at birthdays, the most widespread day to be born is September 9, with an average of over 12,000 births!1 The 19th, 12th, 17th, 10th, 20th, 15th, 16th, and 18th follow suit in status. This sequence proves that parents feel the love and closeness of the holiday season at the end of the year, blessing them with a little one nine months later.
A Rainbow of Representation
September’s birthstone is the sapphire, one of the most beloved gems available. Even though when we think of this stone, we picture a deep blue, it actually comes in every color of the rainbow! Sapphires can be pink, green, orange, yellow, purple, and classic blue. Sapphires are naturally occurring and super strong. They score almost perfect on the durability test and can go through nearly anything and come out on the other side. I’d say a sapphire is a lot like us Moms. We stand the test of time . . . even after we’ve been put through it all. And we get our precious gems – our new babies – as our gifts . . . our most precious gems.
The Earth and The Air
Two zodiac signs represent September. If your little honey comes during the first half of the month, they will fall under Virgo. Virgo is an earth sign that runs until the 22nd and is represented by the goddess of agriculture—a perfect representation during a month dedicated to planting crops. Virgos are born leaders who can come off as stubborn or bossy, but they just need good direction to give them a helpful task.
The other September sign, Libra, runs from the 23rd through the month’s end and thrives on tasks. Libras are driven and rely on balance in their lives, which explains the symbol of the scales. Our new earth and air signs add so much value to this world. We’re excited to see what they accomplish!
What’s the Story, Morning Glory?
The ninth month boats two gorgeous flowers with even more beautiful meanings. September’s birth flowers are the Aster and the Morning Glory. The Aster flower is perfect for a baby, representing purity, innocence, and unrequited love.
Morning Glories are perhaps the most representative of new life as their petals open slowly each morning, almost like they rebloom each day. This may be how we can look at motherhood with our new little ones. Each day is a fresh start! Also, are these plants not the perfect floral monikers for a little September babe?!
Top of the Class!
September-born children tend to be up in the front of the pack! These kids tend to dominate the classroom and the sports fields alike. You’ll be busy with activities to keep their minds sharp and their skills at top-notch! However, it could have so much to do with their births being lined up with the new school year. Children born in September are the oldest in their classes, with a full 9-to-11-month leap ahead of their peers born the following summer. You will likely notice your child being bigger in stature and hitting milestones quicker than their immediate peers. Make sure you teach them to be inclusive so they can take some of the younger kids under their wing!
The Star of Your Heart
Of course, your new little one is your favorite person born on their birthday . . . but you may find they share it with someone interesting, too! Celebrity birthdays are jam-packed in September. From iconic actress and comedian Lily Tomlin to twin-mom and queen of music Beyoncé Knowles, you’re bound to find an interesting birthday on this list. Let’s take a look at all of the celebrities born in September.
September 1: Zendaya, Scott Speedman, Boyd Holbrook, Lily Tomlin, Gloria Estefan, Padma Lakshmi
September 2: Salma Hayek, Keanu Reeves, Katt Williams
September 3: Charlie Sheen, Costas Mandylor, Noah Baumbach, Garrett Hedlund, Paz de la Huerta
September 4: Beyoncé Knowles, Damon Wayans, Ione Skye, Wes Bentley
September 5: Michael Keaton, Rose McGowan, Bob Newhart, George Lazenby, Raquel Welch, Werner Herzog, Dennis Dugan
September 6: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Jeff Foxworthy, Rosie Perez, Swoosie Kurtz, Jane Curtain, Macy Gray
September 7: Evan Rachel Wood, Dario Argento, Corbin Bernsen, Toby Jones, Tom Everett Scott, Shannon Elizabeth, Devon Sawa
September 8: Martin Freeman, David Arquette, Jonathon Taylor Thomas
September 9: Adam Sandler, Michelle Williams, Rachel Hunter, Goran Visnjic, Michael Bublé
September 10: Colin Firth, Guy Ritchie, Ryan Phillippe, Philip Baker Hall, Johnathon Schaech, Bill O’Reilly, Amy Irving, Chris Columbus
September 11: Virginia Madsen, Brian De Palma, Tony Gilroy, John Hawkes, Harry Connick Jr., Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris
September 12: Jason Statham, Joe Pantoliano, Hans Zimmer, Jennifer Hudson, Emmy Rossum
September 13: Tyler Perry, Jacqueline Bisset, Fiona Apple
September 14: Melissa Leo, Sam Neill, Nas
September 15: Tom Hardy, Oliver Stone, Tommy Lee Jones, Robin Thicke
September 16: Amy Poehler, Lauren Bacall, Alexis Bledel, Jennifer Tilly, Ed Begley Jr., Mickey Rourke, David Copperfield, Molly Shannon, Nick Jonas
September 17: Paul Feig, Neill Blomkamp, Bryan Singer, John Ritter, Baz Luhrmann, Malik Yoba
September 18: James Marsden, Jason Sudeikis, Fred Willard, Robert Blake, Frankie Avalon, Holly Robinson Peete, Aisha Tyler, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alison Lohman
September 19: Jimmy Fallon, Danielle Panabaker, James Lipton, Adam West, Jeremy Irons, Cheri Oteri, Sanaa Lathan
September 20: Sophia Loren, Asia Argento, George R. R. Martin, Gary Cole, Kristen Johnston
September 21: Bill Murray, Ryan Guzman, Luke Wilson, Maggie Grace, Jerry Bruckheimer, Stephen King, Ethan Coen, Rob Morrow, Cheryl Hines, Nicole Richie
September 22: Tom Felton, Mireille Enos, Joan Jett, Nick Cave, Scott Baio
September 23: Anthony Mackie, David Jensen, John Woo, Mary Kay Place, Bruce Springsteen, Jason Alexander, Chi McBride
September 24: Nia Vardalos, Kevin Sorbo, Pedro Almodovar, Brad Bird
September 25: Will Smith, Barbara Walters, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Hamill, Michael Madsen, Heather Locklear, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Donald Glover, Cheryl Tiegs
September 26: Jim Caviezel, Linda Hamilton, Olivia Newton-John, Serena Williams
September 27: Gwyneth Paltrow, Shaun Cassidy, Wilford Brimley, Meat Loaf, Avril Lavigne
September 28: Naomi Watts, Hilary Duff, Brigitte Bardot, Janeane Garofalo, Mira Sorvino
Celebrate and Share
September is a kick-off to fall and the holiday season! It’s full of celebrations and awareness, with it being Hispanic Heritage Month and Self Improvement Month. According to the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, September is also Baby Safety Month!2 This goal is “to help educate parents and caretakers on the safe use of juvenile products.” Let’s see what other things you can celebrate besides a new birthday this month.
September 1: Emma M. Nutt Day (the first woman telephone operator), National Cherry Popover Day
September 2: VJ Day—WWII, National Blueberry Popsicle Day, Pierce Your Ears Day, World Coconut Day
September 3: Skyscraper Day
September 4: Bring Your Manners to Work Day, International Bacon Day (Saturday before Labor Day), National Tailgating Day (first Saturday of September), Newspaper Carrier Day, World Beard Day (first Saturday of September)
September 5: Be Late for Something Day, Cheese Pizza Day
September 6: Fight Procrastination Day, Labor Day (first Monday of the month), Read a Book Day, Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown, date varies)
September 7: National Salami Day, Neither Rain nor Snow Day
September 8: International Literacy Day, National Ampersand Day, Pardon Day
September 9: Teddy Bear Day
September 10: Sewing Machine Day, Swap Ideas Day
September 11: 911 Remembrance Day, Make Your Bed Day, No News is Good News Day
September 12: Chocolate Milk Shake Day, Grandparent’s Day (first Sunday after Labor Day), National Pet Memorial Day (second Sunday in September), National Video Games Day
September 13: Defy Superstition Day, Fortune Cookie Day, National Peanut Day, Positive Thinking Day, Uncle Sam Day
September 14: International Crab Fest Day, National Cream-Filled Donut Day
September 15: Make a Hat Day, Felt Hat Day, Yom Kippur (begins at sunset; date varies)
September 16: American Legion Day, Collect Rocks Day, Step Family Day, Mayflower Day, Mexican Independence Day, National Play-Doh Day, Working Parents Day
September 17: Citizenship Day, Constitution Day, National Apple Dumpling Day
September 18: International Red Panda Bear Day (the third Saturday in September), National Cheeseburger Day, Oktoberfest begins
September 19: International Talk Like A Pirate Day, National Butterscotch Pudding Day, National Dance Day, National Women’s Friendship Day (third Sunday in September), Wife Appreciation Day (third Sunday in September)
September 20: National Pepperoni Pizza Day, National Punch Day
September 21: Chinese Moon Festival, International Peace Day, Miniature Golf Day, World Gratitude Day
September 22: Autumn Equinox – Fall begins! (date varies), Business Women’s Day, Elephant Appreciation Day, Hobbit Day
September 23: Checkers Day, Dogs in Politics Day
September 24: National Cherries Jubilee Day, Native American Day (fourth Friday of the month)
September 25: International Rabbit Day (fourth Saturday in September), National Comic Book Day, National Hunting and Fishing Day (fourth Saturday in September)
September 26: Johnny Appleseed Day
September 27: Crush a Can Day
September 28: National Good Neighbor Day, National Public Lands Day
September 29: Confucius Day
September 30: National Mud Pack Day
New September babies, you are joining a large group this month if the patterns continue. You’re on the path to great things just based on the time and season of your birth. That, combined with your fabulous new parents, gives you a clear path to greatness. We can’t wait to see what you do! Welcome!