Little boys are made of snails and puppy dogs tails and little girls are made from sugar and spice and all things nice.
We all know you need an egg and some sperm to make a baby. But if you’re trying to conceive one or the other, here are some fun tips to try and tip the scales.
Everyone has a preference, even if they don’t admit it. I secretly wanted a girl, but never admitted to it and said the cliché “as long as it’s healthy, I don’t care”.
I did care, I wanted a girl, but alas it wasn’t to be and out came a boy. As it turned out, a girl was next and then another boy. And guess what, you don’t care. When you’re holding that little baby who is desperately looking up at you, you’re damn happy he or she has ten little fingers and ten little toes.
However, some are not content until they get the gender they want. I met a family with four boys thinking, hoping the next one would be a girl. But it wasn’t for them. A life of rowdy, playful and adorable boys.
Look at Victoria and David Beckham, she was desperate for a girl and made no secret of it. Posh wanted a girl to carry on the VB designer brand.
When they announced to the world they were having a girl, there was a lot of speculation they actually engineered a girl. I don’t know what that means, but I’m sure they didn’t use the old ‘don’t eat chocolate’ wives’ tale to fall pregnant with a girl. Who knows what method they used, luck, wives tale or medical, they got their girl in the end.
Let’s take a look at some methods on how to conceive a boy or girl the natural way. You never know, it might just work for you – after all, it is 50-50.
The Chinese lunar birth calendar
A famous gender-predicting calendar was found 700 years ago in Beijing China, which had the secret to choosing the gender of your baby. Based on the mystical calendar, a baby’s gender is determined by the mother’s age and the month in which she conceives in. So if you are 25 and want to have a girl, you should try to conceive in January, April, May or July (according to the calendar).