Gender guessing games

By Published On: January 17th, 2013

Is there any truth to these old wives’ tales of […]

Is there any truth to these old wives’ tales of gender prediction? Probably not—but it sure is fun attempting to crack the code.
Key player
Pick up a key. Did you grasp it from the top (the widest part)? A lad is in your future. Held it from the bottom (the narrow part)? A lass is on her way. Grabbed it in the middle? You have twins in there!
Break out
If pregnancy is making you pimply, your daughter must be stealing your beauty and leaving acne in its place.
Booby trap
A larger left breast can point to a little lady, whereas dry hands, cold feet and dark nipples indicate you’re carrying a bouncing boy.
Sweet dreams
Put a wooden spoon, pair of scissors and pink bow under your pillow to guarantee you’ll soon see pink.
Rough and tumble
Were you the aggressive one in bed at the time of conception? If so, you can look forward to a son. (The gender of baby is always the opposite of the bellicose one in the heat of the moment.)
Miss (or Mr.) Direction
If your pillow is positioned northward, you’re headed toward a tiny chap. A southward-facing pillow points to a Southern belle.
Word on the street
Expecting your second? If your firstborn’s first word was “mama,” thesibling-to-be is a sister. If “dada” was the initial utterance, a brother is in mom’s belly.
Vampire diaries
Eat a clove of garlic. If the odor seeps out your pores, you’ve been blessed with a male. If nothing happens, a female is in the cards.
Beat it
If the fetal heart rate exceeds 140 beats per minute, anticipate sugar, spice and everything nice. If it’s below 140, prepare for snakes, snails and puppy dog tails.
Swing dance
Dangle your wedding ring from a string over your belly. If it moves back and forth, expect a gal. If it swings in acircle, assume you’ve got a gent inside.