Dealing with a baby in the sweltering heat of summer can prove quite a challenge for parents.
But a study from Cambridge University has found an advantage to babies being born in the hotter months. According to the findings they are more likely to be heavier at birth, taller as adults and healthier overall.
The study which involved half a million people and was published in the journal Heliyon further founds that girls born in the summer started puberty later. This is said to be an indication of better health in adult life.
Dr John Perry, the lead author and a senior investigating scientist said, “This is the first time puberty timing has been robustly linked to seasonality. We were surprised, and pleased, to see how similar the patterns were on birth weight and puberty timing.