Gender Predictions – What do the Old Wives Tales Say?

Gender Predictions – What do the Old Wives Tales Say?

With our 20 week scan in just a matter of hours we hope to finally find out whether this baby in my belly is a girl or a boy. My money is on a boy, however you just never know until there’s proof do you, and I thought it might be fun to test out some of the many Old Wives Tales that claim to predict the gender of an unborn baby.

Baking Soda Gender Test

Reminiscent of a school Science experiment, this one while a bit gross was actually really fun to do. Basically, you take a pot of your urine (yep, gross) and add 2 tsp of baking powder into it. If it fizzes up the theory suggests that baby will be a boy, if there’s no reaction at all then it’s a girl. There was no reaction when I did this so according to this theory baby is a girl.

Chinese Gender Calendar

This one works based on your age at conception combined with the month of conception. This time around I was 24 and baby dates back to 7th May so this chart predictor points towards it being a boy. I took a quick look at Florence’s dates too and it was in fact correct…

Ramzi Theory

This is the theory that the position in which the placenta begins to form in the womb can determine the sex of the baby. In my scan at eight weeks pregnant the placenta seemed to be forming on the left hand side (you have to flip the image of an abdominal scan) indicating a girl.

Carrying High or Low

I’ve heard so many times that the way you carry baby during pregnancy is indicative of whether you’re carrying a girl or a boy. I am carrying much differently this time to the way I carries Florence and that can be seen in these photos here. With Florence (Right) my bump was much higher whereas this time I am carrying quite low. This theory points to a boy! 


According to common belief, the cravings that you have during pregnancy are indicative of whether you’re carrying a girl or a boy. The theory suggests that craving sweet things points to you having a girl whereas savoury cravings point more towards a boy. My cravings with Florence were all crisps and chocolate so in truth I had a bit of both. This time though, I’m definitely craving more savoury flavours which may suggest that there’s a baby boy growing in my tummy.

Interestingly the ‘theories’ mostly point towards team blue. What do you think? All shall be revealed in the next few days… watch this space.


Want to find out if the predicitions were right? Here’s our gender reveal

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