Thoughts on having a baby near your own birthday?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My birthday and my father’s are 6 days apart. I have never thought anything of it. When a kid is little and really cares about birthdays, their celebrations are going to look a lot different than how an adults birthday is celebrated.

Post # 3
2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My stepson’s birthday is a week after mine.  Adults tend to put less emphasis on their birthdays anyways, so I don’t see it being a huge issue.  My stepson gets super excited about my birthday, and then he has his turn!  Plus, his party is usually a couple weeks after his real birthday anyways, so his birthday seems to last a bit longer.

Post # 4
145 posts
Blushing bee

My SO’s sister and father share the same birthday and they celebrate together.  I’m sure everyone will have mixed opinions on this one but I’ve been told that when she was younger, the dad would sacrifice his celebration for hers and now that she’s an adult, they always celebrate together.

Post # 5
4042 posts
Honey bee

TogetherThroughLife:  Honestly, I think you are over thinking it. I don’t think the child will really care, especially because when you become an adult, you usually don’t go all out for your birthday.

On a personal note, my mother’s birthday is 5 days before mine and my brother’s birthday is 10 days after mine. We always celebrated our birthday’s togehter.

Post # 6
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

TogetherThroughLife:  My cousins, uncle and his second wife all have birthdays they same week.  They’re the 12, 15, 16, 18 of the same month – they love it and make a giant week long celebration out of it.  When the kids were little, they shared a family birthday party for the 3 of them but the kids got individual birthday parties.

My birthday is the day before my grandmothers and it means no one forgets my birthday – I love it 🙂

Post # 7
2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My birthday is the day after my mom’s. She’s never been a big birthday person so it never really affected me, and I always thought it was kinda cool. 

Post # 8
2467 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

We don’t have this in my family, but I know others that do. If the kid and a parent have birthdays close together, they usually pick one day to celebrate both and do something a little bigger since they are celebrating 2. I think it could be fun!

However, I can see how the other kid(s) might feel left out, if you have more than 1.

Post # 9
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My grandmas is April 25, mine is April 27 and my grandpas is May 2. We are all within a week of each other. I always thought it was cool because we all celebrated together, but of course my birthday was celebrated more because I was a child. 

Post # 10
3432 posts
Sugar bee

TogetherThroughLife:  I gave birth 9 months before my birthday or if you want to look at it the othe way around, 3 months after my birthday.  So essentially we have it like this, my birthday, husband’s birthday, aunt’s birthday, halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas and then our daughter’s birthday.  So for us it’s quite a long stretch of important things right in a row.  I think it would be kind of cool to have our daughter’s birthday right around ours since my husband and I are a week apart, but I’m impartial either way on birthdays.

Post # 11
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My mom’s birthday is the 19th, brother’s is 23rd and mine is 24th all in february. I wouldn’t think twice about it, it’ll always be near someone closes birthday likely!

Post # 12
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013


TogetherThroughLife:  Im currently pregnant and Due Dec 22. My birthday is Dec 14, my husbands birthday is dec 21, we got married Dec 22, and then its christmas. While I feel as i got older I got shafted in regards to birthday celebrations becuase of christmas, when I was younger my family always tried to make a seperate celebration. We will be doing the same thing for our child, even if it means not celebrating our anniversary, or one of our birthdays. As you get older your birthday doesnt get as much attention as it used to (and I am okay with that). I personally dont think that having my bday close to my parents would matter. Im more worried about Christmas.

Post # 13
28 posts
  • Wedding: July 2015 - tbd

As a parent I love it. One big party, I make smaller special cakes for each. No complaints yet. July 27 (6 yr old), Aug 1 (me), and Aug 4 (9 yr old).


Only complaint so far is they aren’t in school on their birthdays. When I was little I had no problem with it. 

Post # 14
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I would give anything to have a healthy baby on any day of the year.  After miscarriages you learn that life is too short to try and plan/control pregnancy like that. 

Post # 15
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

My birthday is 7 days before my dad’s. I was actually due on his birthday. My son’s birthday is 13 days before my FI’s. My sister’s birthday is 3 days after my mom’s. We celebrate each person’s birthday seperately. I think the issues come in play when people want to start combining birthdays together. For instance, my FI’s newhews birthday is less than a month before my son’s and it was suggested that we do a joint party so it would be easier on some family members. No thanks.

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