Even though odds are about 50/50 that you’ll have a baby girl, there are more boys born each year than girls. This makes becoming a parent to a little girl extra special!
Not only is it special to raise a daughter, but there are also definite perks to parenting a little girl.
If it wasn’t obvious enough already, then here are five of the most joyful benefits of having a daughter.
1. Baby Girl Clothes Are Super Cute
If you’re super into fashion, then thank your lucky stars that you’re about to be the parent of a newborn baby girl, because girls’ baby clothes are super cute.
Imagine all of the girl’s dresses you’re about to be able to buy and dress your little girl in!
Not only that, but think of all of the colorful options you’ll have. Boy’s clothes don’t tend to be as varied when it comes to colors and styles.
This means that you’re able to open your world to a whole new type of fashion that you didn’t even know existed.
2. Changing Diapers Is Easier
Changing diapers is never fun or easy. But, if you have a baby girl, it’s at least a little bit easier than it is with a boy.
Parents of baby boys all have war stories of that one time when their precious baby accidentally sprayed them in the face with a squirt of pee. It’s not their fault, but it doesn’t make it any easier when it happens!
So, on top of being able to buy cute baby girl dresses, you can rest assured knowing that your own cute dresses aren’t going to be ruined by an accidental spray of pee when you’re changing a diaper.
3. Expect Less Rough Housing
It’s no stereotype – science shows that boys rough house a lot more than little girls.
Studies show that testosterone in the male brain makes little boys more inclined to rough house than little girls. While this is fun and all, it can get tiring pretty quick.
As the parent of a baby girl, expect a little less of this than with a boy. Instead, playtime will feel a lot calmer and a bit more on the creative side.
4. Little Girls Communicate Better
Again, this is no stereotype. The same study that examined the male brain in little boys found that little girls develop stronger vocabulary at a much younger age.
This is going to make it a lot easier to communicate with your little girl and figure out what’s bothering her or what she wants to do.
However, this might not be true for all girls. So, it does help if you ensure that you learn how to effectively communicate with your child regardless of their gender.
5. You Get to Raise the Next Generation of Strong Women
The coolest thing about having a girl? You get to help raise the next generation of strong women! Not to mention, baby girl names are also just a lot of fun to pick out.
From teaching your little girl to take pride in her intelligence from helping them learn how to show empathy and kindness towards others, there’s something especially rewarding about helping to raise a strong, respectful young woman.
If you have a boy, you can also do this, but it’s a bit different. They’re both equally as rewarding, as both genders deserve to grow up believing in their strengths and abilities.
But, raising a tough little girl is especially fun!
More Baby Tips
Whether you’ve just found out that you’re having a baby girl or still don’t know the gender of your baby, you’re probably on the hunt for any kind of tips you can get as a new parent.
We’ve been there before too! That’s why we created a baby section to help answer questions and provide you with lots of helpful hacks that can make parenting easy.
Head on over to our baby section for more articles on the joy of parenting a baby whether it’s a boy or a girl.