Discovering the sex of your baby could be as easy as asking your doctor, but who wants to ruin the fun in guessing? Baby gender predictor tests are simply measures that expecting parents can use to try and learn the gender (sex) of their unborn baby. Even if you have decided to wait until your baby’s birth to learn the sex of your child, it’s still a blast to guess! Even if you plan on learning your baby’s sex from the doctor, expecting parents have to wait until twenty weeks into pregnancy until professionals are able to determine the sex. Who has the patience to wait that long?
We decided to look into time-tested gender predictor tests that many expecting parents swear by to present you with the most fruitful tests for you to get truly speculative with. So, are you ready to learn more about baby gender predictors? If you want to discover if it’s a little baby boy or a girl, get started below! Well, we can’t promise that these gender predictors or accurate, but at least they will bring you joy!
Discover the Baby Gender Predictor Tests That Kind of (Sort of) Work Below!
Cravings Are Baby Gender Predictors
Here’s a baby gender predictor that’s as old as the hills! Focus on your pregnancy cravings. Are you craving chips and pretzels and pickles and popcorn? Salty snacks and cravings for them are said to signal that you’re carrying a boy. While sweet cravings like ice cream, chocolate, and candies indicate a baby girl!
Even More Cravings as Baby Gender Predictors
Another strange craving that supposedly hints that you’re carrying a girl is a citrus craving. If you are chugging orange juice, lemonade, etc., it’s said that you should expect a little baby girl. But, she won’t be so sour!
Munch on Garlic for a Classic Baby Gender Predictor
A lot of these baby gender predictors come from “Old Wive’s Tales” or folk medicine. While the scientific accuracy of these tests is nonexistent, they are time-tested which counts for something! Eat a whole head of garlic and if you can’t smell it, you’re carrying a girl. Thankfully, raw garlic is very good for you.
Other Old Wives’ Tales as Gender Predictors
Another way to predict the sex of your baby can be found in the way you sleep. It’s said that if you sleep on your left side more often than your right, you’re having a boy. For those who favor their right, expect a girl.
A Gender Predictor Could Be in the Palms of Your Hands
Have you noticed that you’ve had dry hands throughout your pregnancy? Dry hands are an indication that you will have a boy. Soft hands are an indication that you will have a girl, according to the old wives.
Do As the Mayans
According to the Mayan tradition, gender prediction is all about numbers. Consider the age you were when you conceived and the year in which that happened. If both of those numbers are odd or even, you’re having a girl. If one of the numbers is odd and the other even, you should expect a boy. It’s as simple as that.
Have You Been Nauseous? That’s a Gender Predictor!
Another indicator can be found in the amount of nausea you are experiencing throughout your pregnancy. If you have been relatively free from upset stomach and morning sickness, you are likely having a boy. If you’ve been nauseous more often, you can expect a little girl.
The Pendulum Baby Gender Predictor
We have seen this one done in a variety of ways. One involves using a wedding ring. String the ring on a necklace and then hold it over your belly so the ring dangles over it. If the pendulum swings in a circle, you should expect a girl. If the ring swings back and forth, it’s a baby boy. The other way we have seen this done is with a crystal or stone in place of the ring. The pendulum is the important part, not how you make it.
Chinese Baby Gender Predictor
There are a few Chinese baby gender predictor tests out there. For one of the most well-known ones, you will have to wait until after you’ve reached the seven-month mark in your pregnancy. After you’ve hit that point, feel which side of your belly the baby’s right hand presses. If the baby presses on your right side, it’s a boy. The left? You’ve got a baby girl.
Your Partner Could be the Baby Gender Predictor
If a partner has joined you on your pregnancy journey, they might hold the clue for whether you will have a boy or girl. It’s normal for the person who carries the child to gain weight but if your partner also gains weight, expect a girl. An unexplained phenomenon is for partners to also experience morning sickness. If that happens, expect a baby boy.
The Baking Soda Baby Gender Predictor
Now, this one is not cute! You will need a cup (a disposable one is going to make the most sense) and some backing soda. Put a heaping tablespoon of baking soda into the cup and then, urinate into the cup. If the urine fizzes, it’s a boy.
Cabbage Water Gender Predictor
Well, we hope you have more than one disposable cup around because here’s another gender predictor that requires urine. You’ll need a head of red cabbage. Chop that cabbage up and then prepare a tea by pouring boiling water over the chopped cabbage. Discard the cabbage but keep the cabbage water. Now, go to sleep.
The next morning, you will want to pee into the cup of cabbage water. Yes, it needs to be the first pee of the day. You’re aiming for equal parts cabbage water and urine (we never thought we’d type that sentence). Give the cup of swirl and look at the color as a gender predictor. If the mixture is reddish or pink, expect a baby boy. Purple signals a baby girl.
Another Somewhat Messy Baby Gender Predictor
You will need some sea salt for this baby gender predictor test. Grab a very generous pinch of salt and lightly press it into your breast before you go to sleep. The next morning when you wake up, check to see if the skin in the area where you put the salt is moist. If so, you’re having a girl. If it’s dry, it’s probably a boy.
Your Baby Bump as a Gender Predictor
Is your baby bump shaped more like a watermelon or more like a basketball? If you’re deep into your pregnancy (after seven months), take notice of your baby bump’s shape. If it comes to a point more like a watermelon, you should expect a baby girl. If it’s round like a basketball, you’ve got a little girl in there!
Are You a Drama Mama or a Chill One?
Another one of the vintage baby gender predictors involves you evaluating your own mood. Have you been moodier than relaxed? A moody pregnancy likely indicates a girl. An even keel pregnancy is said to be indicative of a baby boy.
Talk to the Boys for a Gender Predictor
Here’s an old one that’s cute no matter if it works or not. Step one: find yourself a little boy! If the young one takes interest in your pregnancy belly, you should expect a girl. If the boy could care less about your baby bump, expect a girl.
Check Those Curves as a Baby Gender Predictor
According to Latin American traditions, you should look at your beautiful face. As your pregnancy progresses, do you notice that it looks rounder and rounder? If your face has gotten progressively rounder, you should expect a girl. Conversely, if your face has mostly remained unchanged, but your butt has been growing, expect a boy!
The Heart Rate Baby Gender Predictor
The next time you’re getting an ultrasound, notice the baby’s heart rate. Notice the beats per minute. If your little one is ticking at 140BPM or more, that’s a gender predictor! You’re having a little girl!
Got Clear Skin?
Another baby gender predictor might be right on the tip of your nose! Have you gotten really bad acne due to pregnancy hormones? That could indicate a baby girl is on her way.
Clumsy Mamas Are a Baby Gender Predictor
Are you as graceful as a ballerina just gliding through your pregnancy life? If not, and if you’ve noticed yourself becoming increasingly clumsy, you should expect a baby boy. This gender predictor feels about right.
A Baby Gender Predictor Based on Stress
This is an old wives’ tale that feels like a whole scientific study should be commissioned for it. Anyway, think back to your baby’s conception. Were you more stressed in general at that time in your life? Was your partner (or donor) more stressed than usual? The less stressed person at the time of conception will determine the sex of your baby, meaning the baby will be the same sex as the more stress-free person.
The Key to a Gender Predictor
Grab any key a house key or car key will work just fine. No, really, go grab a key before you read any further. Did you get that key? Did you pick the key up by the round end? That means a baby boy is on the way. If you grabbed the long end of the key, you should expect a lovely girl!
There you go! Do you think these baby gender predictors will work? There’s no way to tell as many of them have 50-50 outcomes! But, it’s fun to think about! If you would like to try some of these just out of pure excitement factor, we encourage you to do so! Unfortunately, you will need to rely on hard scientific methods for determining the actual sex of your baby. Baby gender predictors are a sweet way for you and your partner (or just you, queen) to build excitement and bond over your future role as parents.
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
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- 1.1 Cravings Are Baby Gender Predictors
- 1.2 Even More Cravings as Baby Gender Predictors
- 1.3 Munch on Garlic for a Classic Baby Gender Predictor
- 1.4 Other Old Wives’ Tales as Gender Predictors
- 1.5 A Gender Predictor Could Be in the Palms of Your Hands
- 1.6 Do As the Mayans
- 1.7 Have You Been Nauseous? That’s a Gender Predictor!
- 1.8 The Pendulum Baby Gender Predictor
- 1.9 Chinese Baby Gender Predictor
- 1.10 Your Partner Could be the Baby Gender Predictor
- 1.11 The Baking Soda Baby Gender Predictor
- 1.12 Cabbage Water Gender Predictor
- 1.13 Another Somewhat Messy Baby Gender Predictor
- 1.14 Your Baby Bump as a Gender Predictor
- 1.15 Are You a Drama Mama or a Chill One?
- 1.16 Talk to the Boys for a Gender Predictor
- 1.17 Check Those Curves as a Baby Gender Predictor
- 1.18 The Heart Rate Baby Gender Predictor
- 1.19 Got Clear Skin?
- 1.20 Clumsy Mamas Are a Baby Gender Predictor
- 1.21 A Baby Gender Predictor Based on Stress
- 1.22 The Key to a Gender Predictor
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