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23 Old Wives Tales to Predict Your Baby’s Gender for Pregnant Moms

There are so many pregnancy old wives tales and lots of them are about ways to predict your baby’s gender. Check out our big list of 23 old wives tales for gender prediction. 

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What all expecting parents want to know… are you having a BOY or GIRL?! I thought it would be fun to do a post of a bunch of old wives tales on predicting if you will have a boy or a girl! Of Course it is a 50/50 chance of being right! Ha!

I know some people swear by these, and others say they have been wrong. So anyway lets get on to see all the old wives tales to predict your baby’s gender!

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I can’t wait to find out what we are having, it looks like at 20 weeks we can find out! I have done some of these already to see, some say boy some say girl! Haha who knows could be twins!

Ring Test: If you take your wedding ring, or borrow someones ring if you don’t have one. Tie it to a piece of string, and hang it over your belly with a steady hand. If it swings in a circle it’s a boy, back and forth indicates girl!

Chinese Birth Chart: This one you enter your birth year and such along with when conception day was, and it will predict! Try it now.

Dry hands and cold feet: These are signs of a boy. So, if you’ve got these ailments, points lead to boy!

Morning Sickness: They say if you have a queasy stomach and are stricken with really bad morning sickness, it is a girl. If your morning sickness isn’t so bad, they say boy.

Baking Soda Pee Test: Add a little bit of baking soda into a clear container. Then add the same amount of your urine on top. If the mixture fizzes then it is a boy, if it doesn’t fizzle it’s a girl!

Baking Soda Gender Prediction

Stealing Your Beauty: Rumor has it if your beauty is gone you are having a girl. If you look more beautiful than before it is a boy! They also say if you break out like crazy it is a girl.

How You Carry:  If you are carrying high you’re said to be having a girl, low means a boy!

Baby’s Heart Rate:  A lot of people really believe in this one. If your baby’s heart rate is under 140, signs point to boy. If it is over that, signs point to girl!

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How Moody Are You: If you are having a girl they say you tend to be a lot more moody! If it is a little boy, you will tend to be more happy!

Whatcha Craving Mama:  Craving sweets, OJ and such indicate girl. Salty and sour cravings along with protein are saying boy!


Is Your Fella Packing on Sympathy Weight:  If your hubby or boyfriend is packing on a little sympathy weight, they say you’re having a sweet little girl!

How you Pick Up A Key: Okay if you are the mama, don’t read on with this one. Have someone read this one, so the test will be true. Take a key and place it on the table. Then the mom to be will need to be asked to pick the key up. If she grabs the narrow part, it is a girl. If she grabs the round part at the top, it is a boy!

Dreaming Away: If you have dreams that you are having a boy, you will have a girl. If you dream about having a girl, it will be a boy.

Mayan Predictor:  The Mayan tale is you add the mother’s age at conception and the year of conception together. If the result is an even number you’re having a girl. If it is an odd number signs point to boy!

Show Me Your Hands: Okay mama’s this one is another you need someone else to read this for it to work. Ask the mom to be to show you her hands. If she does palms up when she shows indicates girl, palms down says boy!

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What Color Is your Pee: Here is a different one! If you have bright yellow pee, it is a boy. If it is more dull count on a girl!

Clumsy or Graceful: If you tend to be pretty graceful during your pregnancy signs point to girl! If you are clumsy, they predict boy! I wonder how that works if you are clumsy before you get pregnant, haha!

Side you Sleep On: If you prefer to sleep on your left side, it is a boy. If you are sleeping on your right side more, signs point to girl!

What Do You Think You’re Having: They say that mom’s are 71% accurate on the guess of the gender of the baby. So if you feel strongly it is a boy, you just might be right!


Eat Your Garlic Test: This one is just weird! If the mom-to-be eats a clove of garlic and the smell does not come out of her pores, signs point to girl. If you smell like garlic as it seeps out of your pores, that indicates boy! I couldn’t eat a clove of garlic if you paid me!

Extra Hairy Lately: If your hair on your legs is growing faster than normal they say you are having a handsome boy!

Nose Getting Wider: If your nose tends to look wider they say signs point to boy!

Baby Names: If you can only come up with a boy or girl name but can’t decide on the other sex. You will have the gender you can agree on! If you already agree on both, it might be twins?! Hahha!


Some of these are a bit crazy but fun to try out and see! Do you know any more old wives tales for gender prediction!? I can’t wait to see what we are having. Some of these show a boy for us and some are girl. But most are boy so let’s see what we have!!

Did you try any of these when you were pregnant and it be right?! Or know someone who has?! 


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  1. Silwin says

    Ha Ha. Heard of this many times but never actually saw it written down, I know a few of the above but didnt know there were this many. I love the garlic one thou.

    • Kelsey says

      It just is amazing at how many there are for sure!!!! I tested out a few so I am curious to see if they will be right in a few weeks! I couldn’t imagine eating a clove of garlic.. oy!

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