Fun Ways to Guess the Gender



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When we were having our first baby, I was certain it was going to be a girl. We got a little guy with a penis. I got over it.

Then when we were having baby number two, I assumed we'd be giving Jasper a little brother. Wrong again. My track record for guessing isn't the greatest, but it's always fun to try!

According to some of the old wives' tales (and, here are some fun, totally unfounded ways to guess the gender.

Check out how you're carrying

If you're carrying high, it's a girl; if you're carrying low, it's a boy.

Notice baby's heart rate

When your doctor is checking at your next prenatal visit, take note. If your baby's heart rate is 140+ beats per minute, legend says it's a girl. If it's lower than 140, you've got a boy on the way.

It's all in the cravings

Want ice cream every day? It's a girl. Craving salty or sour? That means it's a boy.

See how the ring swings

Tie your wedding ring on a string and let it swing over the belly. If it swings in a circle, you're having a boy. If it swings back and forth, it's a girl.

You can also try our Gender Predictor.

 I have to say, the ice cream thing was true for me!

What about you? Did any of these old wives' tales prove true for you?


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JayMa... JayMama921

You can now buy a gender prediction test at your local Walgreens or CVS. It would be fun to do but I wouldn't waste my money on it.

nishchav nishchav

I never paid attention to the old wives tales but I knew what I was having before I was told everytime I even knew I was having twins the day before I took a pregnancy test but I have no idea how I knew I just did

tyrel... tyrelsmom

Everything predicts a girl!!! Yay!!!.  Everything for the first predicted a boy (except the heart rate was over 140 sometimes), and he was.  But the cravings were totally girl on my second, and he was a boy.

Fragi... Fragile_Girl

For me, even as much as I want a girl (because I already have a boy), points to having a boy. And all of my friends are convinced that it is a boy, too. I guess we will see in another month when I go to the doctor.

Lenno... Lennon_Molly

My grandma predicted our son. She has also, successfully I might add, predicted the gender of every baby born into our family. I don't know how she does it. As soon as I started to show the slightest bit, she knew he was a boy.

Lanasmom Lanasmom

These are never right-- when i was preg .with my dd i just knew she was a girl---and i was right--then when i got preg. this time i was srue it was a boy--everything was different--and i was right again. --But his heart rate is always 140 or above -- I crave ice cream--However i am carrying very low--And the chinese prediction chart said a girl with dd and aboy with this one--so so far its been right.

momma... mommam58122

my MIL told me i was having a girl right before i went to my us sure enough it was a girl then she predicted that hubby's cousin was having a boy and yep she was right again

madam... madamekatekate

The gender predictor here on cafemom has been right both times for me.

babym... babymomma6

i took a lot of those test on the internet and most of them worked im carring low and love sour and salty foods and my leg hairs grow alot faster and all those things say your having a boy ! and im having a boy

Spiri... SpiritedTigress

Everything with my first child pointed to a boy (except the CM Gender Predictor, that said girl) and i had a girl. I could have sworn i was having another girl but i kept thinking "Something is horribly wrong *ahem* i mean different with this pregnancy". The CM Gender predictor said i was having a girl but last week we found out its a boy!

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