33 responses

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    February 21, 2013

    I’ve heard most of these, but a few were new to me. With both of my pregnancies I just knew that I was having a boy and sure enough, when I had my 20 week ultrasounds, they were both boys. My mother on the other hand was convinced my first one was a girl because I had no morning sickness at all – but she turned out to be wrong.

  2. Alison
    February 21, 2013

    The Chinese Calendar says I’m having a boy! I also crave mostly salty and have been starting to get headache (but I blame my acid reflux meds!). So far the baby’s heart rate has been settling into the 160s, so that’s NOT boy . . . I should do the ring test before we find out and see what it says! TWO MORE WEEKS!

    I have talked to a lot of people who say the Chinese Calendar was correct, so I think I might be a believer in that . . .

    • Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
      February 21, 2013

      I was thinking of you when I wrote this post! You need to try the Draino test – that’s the only one I didn’t do. We have a septic system and Draino would mess things up. I’m so excited for you to find out!

      • Rachel R.
        February 23, 2013

        Well, some of the ones that were true for you weren’t for me. (For instance, I have carried all of my babies low. All three of the ones that have been born thus far are girls.)

        Would you mind if I write a blog post like this, too? I think it’s so interesting to see how they correlate or don’t correlate for each person! I’d like back to you.

      • Kelly
        February 23, 2013

        Of course, Rachel. It’s really interesting to see how different these tests work for different people and their accuracy. If I would have looked at each individual test I might have doubted, but looking at the nine tests all together and how many were right I definitely think there might be something there.

      • Rachel R.
        February 24, 2013

        Thanks! And that should have said LINK to you.

  3. Donna
    February 21, 2013

    Not sure of the accuracy, but they are fun either way. :) I’m not familiar with the last one. But if I were able to have another child my son said, mama first, so I would have had a girl. :)

  4. Anne – Mommy Has to Work
    February 22, 2013

    I never did try any of these, just waited it out…

  5. Whitney @ It’s Gravy, Baby!
    February 22, 2013

    I did the Chinese calendar with both of my kids. It was right once and wrong the other time. We plan to stay team green with baby #3 so it will be fun to try these out and see which ones hold up when the baby comes!

    • Kelly
      February 22, 2013

      I know my experience is only one and it could have easily swung either way but it was fun to try all of these out!

  6. Kathy
    February 22, 2013

    The Chinese calendar was right for my first one and wrong for the second. Even my doctor was wrong for the second.

    • Kelly
      February 22, 2013

      I can’t even imagine if my doctor had gotten it wrong too. Agh!

  7. Meghan @JaMonkey
    February 22, 2013

    I did all of these with my last and they all said I was having a boy…but I had a girl…lol

  8. Shell Fruscione
    February 23, 2013

    We did the ring gender test at my friend’s baby shower & she didn’t know the sex but the test said boy- and sure enough it was!

  9. Kasey@AllThingsMamma
    February 23, 2013

    How funny is it that there are so many old wives tales to predict gender?! We did the ring one and I can’t remember if it was right or not! haha!!

  10. Elizabeth Atwood
    February 23, 2013

    The only thing I did with my pregnancy was the Chinese Gender Calender, and it was right about me having a boy. According to it a lot of people in their early 30’s mostly have a girl. I hope that’s right because that’s the age I’ll be the next time we try for a little one!

  11. Jennifer The Quirky Momma
    February 23, 2013

    I always knew that I would deliver boys, and low and behold, I did–TWICE! My other two children were adopted, so one more boy and one princess.

  12. Jennifer H
    February 24, 2013

    I so tried all of these too! The chinese calendar & heartbeat were wrong on the 2nd baby for sure!

  13. nicole @nicky_olea
    February 24, 2013

    The Chinese prediction charts were both correct for me!

  14. Jenn
    February 24, 2013

    I’ve never heard these before, I have been out of the pregnancy game for too long! LOL

  15. April Golightly
    February 25, 2013

    This is hilarious! I find out tomorrow so I will give you an answer if these were true for me. :)

  16. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    February 25, 2013

    I never tried any of them but I’ve heard of most. The headache one is new to me!

  17. LyndaS
    February 25, 2013

    I don’t think I did any of those. I did the one where you place a needle in an eraser, thread it, and hold it over the pregnant woman’s wrist. Then it is pretty much like #4.

    I wonder how you determine the mother’s chinese age…

  18. Maryann
    February 25, 2013

    well I carried low with all 3 and had boys.

  19. Rachel
    February 25, 2013

    The only one that was true for me was the heartbeat. My son’s was considerably lower than my daughters.

  20. Jennifer
    February 25, 2013

    the chinese calendar was actually correct for both my girls. That Gender stick thing said both my girls would be boys though

  21. Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy
    March 1, 2013

    Every single predictor said I was having a girl – but they were all wrong!!

  22. Elaina- A Time Out for Mommy
    March 1, 2013

    Every wives tale indicated I was having a boy BOTH times. .. I even took two intelligenders with my second baby and both said boy.. I have two very girlie girls!

  23. Katrina
    March 1, 2013

    I tried almost all of these plus the baking soda test. All said boy and I had a girl. Maybe for me its backwards.

  24. Jaci
    March 26, 2014

    Lol the first word thing cracks me up my current youngest said hat first & light second I doubt I’m having either of those!!

  25. Andrea
    June 12, 2014

    The chinese calendar was right for me with my first two boys, and i’m currently 8 weeks pregnant and it’s saying GIRL!!!!! hopefully it’s right again. Also with my boys i craved lemons, vinegar, pickle & kool-aid, anything bitter and sour with no morning sickness, no symptoms at all. Now i crave chocolate, chocolate milk, oreos, nothing but sweets. If the old wives tales is right this one would be a girl.

  26. Laura
    April 16, 2015

    I have done the Ring test, BUT a little different. And was accurate, I had even done the ring test on my mother which she had (6) children, just to see if it was accurate. So, the way we done the ring test is pretty similiar, Put a ring (any) onto a necklace, then put your left palm up, You then dip the necklace w/ring 3 times into palm and then stop a few inches above Palm with steady hand and see which way the ring swings… If it swings in Circle, it determines GIRL. If it swings Front to back or Left to Right it determines BOY. I did this Ring test before I became pregnant with my first child, ring test determined Girl. I had a girl. I also did the ring test on my Husnand and also determined Girl. ☺️. Just to be a little more accurate, I did the ring test to my mother which she had already had all her 6 children, and the ring test determined every single one of us in the order we were born. So you dip the ring into Palm 3 times and wait for it to see how it swings, you continue to do it until it no longer swings. Therefore will it not only determine the gender, but how many children in total will u have. This was an old wives tale my grandmother talked to us about. Have fun and good luck!

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