Capricorn Baby and Child Horoscopes

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Capricorn children are born during the four weeks of Capricorn season, meaning they are typically born December 21–January 19. Conception dates for a Capricorn baby are March 25-April 15.

What are Capricorn kids like?

Capricorns are the zodiac’s old souls, so your baby may arrive in the world with a furrowed brow and a wizened expression. Disciplining this baby won’t be too hard: these responsible kids love to make their parents proud. Rather, the challenge may be in getting the Capricorn child to cut themselves some slack.

They are born with a perfectionist streak and may even rip up their drawings if they don’t look like fine art masterpieces. Start socializing them early with a good crowd of kids: this sign hangs on to childhood friends for life and may even wind up marrying their first loves. An unstable early home life or changing schools regularly can turn them into loners and misfits. Family-oriented, they will love celebrating traditions with relatives. A weekly family night and a set schedule of chores will give them the solid base they need to excel in the world.

How do you entertain a Capricorn child?

Playtime tips

  • As an earth sign, Capricorn babies will love going to the park and roaming around outdoors.
  • Social and outgoing, they crave the company of other kids. Get them involved in a playground playgroup or summer league. They are likely to become popular with their peers.
  • This athletic sign rules the knees, and they tend to excel in sports like soccer or anything that involves running. Natural leaders, they are likely to wind up being nominated for team captain.
  • As the zodiac’s most ambitious sign, the Capricorn child loves going to work with their parents or pretending that they own their own business. Set them up with a toy cash register and watch their imaginations flow.
  • Their natural sense of order makes them good drummers and bassists. Give them musical instruments and pray you can stand the noise!

How do you parent a Capricorn child?

Parenting tips

  • Clearly define the rules and regulations for your Capricorn. This sign is afraid to make mistakes and may need to be encouraged to let loose and play.
  • Never shame your Capricorn for making a mistake. This little worrier hates to displease their parents. Teach your Capricorn the old adage, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
  • Capricorns are all about image, so keep up appearances at their school or social functions. Embarrassing your Capricorn kid by exposing a questionable hobby or behaving in an uncouth fashion will ensure that you’re never invited to another game or recital again.
  • Naturally popular, other kids will flock to them. Teaching them to accept all types will save them from falling into their sign’s proclivity towards snobbery.
  • Capricorns tend to be reserved and quiet, and like solving problems on their own. Don’t pry into their every thought. Just let them know that you’re always available for help or advice.

What can I expect from a Capricorn child?

How they deal with

Rules and authority

Capricorn is ruled by authoritarian Saturn, giving these kids a strong need for structure. They want to know the rules, spelled out clearly, and become anxious when they fear breaking them. Respectful parent-child boundaries help these security-minded kids feel safe. Without them, you may see Capricorn stepping into adult roles and responsibilities before their time.

Limits

Capricorns appreciate limits but maybe a little too much. Kids of this sign can be “good little soldiers” for fear of upsetting their parents. Their terror around making mistakes or coloring outside the lines can be paralyzing. You might need to encourage your Capricorn to take a few more risks! Otherwise, their fears and anxieties may come out in quirky behaviors.

Separation and independence

Dutiful Capricorns feel a strong sense of family allegiance. These little worriers will try to take care of you and might be afraid of hurting your feelings by venturing off on their own. Hide your teary eyes at the kindergarten drop-off. If your Cap is struggling to separate from you, bring them around a small and consistent group—such as an intimate home day car or loving babysitter. As an earth sign, Capricorn is greatly reassured by touch and physical presence. Give them time to form enduring bonds with a couple of friends and a caregiver and they’ll be fine.

Younger siblings

Mini-parents, Capricorns take little sibs under their wing. They find pride in their job as role models, protecting a younger sibling and setting a good example.

Older siblings

Most Capricorns look up to their older siblings, even putting them on a pedestal. If the older child falls from grace, Capricorns will distance themselves a bit. However, these loyal kids won’t ever turn their backs on family. Blood is thicker than water!

Bye-bye, baby: Weaning, potty training

Shiny gold star, anyone? This overachieving sign responds to incentives and enjoys a challenge. The lofty goal of moving from diapers into big-kid pants could be an exciting conquest. Just make sure they don’t feel pressured to succeed on the potty overnight—Capricorns can be insanely hard on themselves, even as toddlers.

Sexuality

As the sign of repression, Capricorns may be embarrassed by any talk of sex—at least when the information comes from an adult. However, as a sensory earth sign, understanding the body and its impulses is important to this kid. They can either squirm or just be totally cool about it. Give ‘em the facts, all the way down to proper names for the body parts. Leave room for the giggles!

Learning: School, homework and teachers

Ambitious Capricorns are high achievers, but their success hinges on who is leading them. If teachers are blaséa or classes too easy, Capricorns can become lazy and uninvested. This sign is motivated by a worthy challenge, so educators must raise the bar high enough to inspire the best performance from them. Believe in Capricorns and they will believe in themselves. This sign thrives in a competitive learning environment. Bring on the prizes, trophies and elite scholarships!

Household conflict

Cappy to the rescue! These heroic kids are the patient peacemakers who calm the warring factions. They can be the voice of reason in an otherwise frenzied household. With their cool composure, they have the ability to rise above the shouting and fighting, helping charged-up family members cool down. If they can’t restore sanity, they might just wash their hands of the whole thing, disappearing into their own little worlds or even creating an alternate reality as a means of escape.

Caution: your Capricorn child may swallow anger or bury feelings inside. Repression can lead to depression and all sorts of other trouble, so don’t burden this kid with the role of peacemaker.

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