What are the dates for a Libra baby?
Libra children are born during the four weeks of Libra season, meaning they are typically born September 23–October 22. Conception dates for a Libra baby are December 25-January 15.
What are Libra kids like?
Get the camera ready. Sweet and charming Libras are picture-perfect babies. They’ll smile, coo, and show off their dimples for anyone who cares to fawn over them. If ever there was a sign that needed to be reminded of the “don’t talk to strangers” rule, it’s Libra. As toddlers, they need lots of affection from their favorite adults and may annoy quieter siblings with their constant demands for attention.
Libra is the sign that rules marriage, so divorce or the loss of a parent can hit them harder than most. They need to be reminded that they are loved over and over again. Without that reassurance, they may become brooding or hardened, like Libra Eminem, whose angry songs about his mother have been heard around the world. Symbolized by the scales of justice, little Libras are keenly aware of right and wrong. Their sense of balance and harmony makes them highly creative.
How do you entertain a Libra child?
- Ruled by beautifying Venus, Libras like to make everything aesthetically pleasing. Let them decorate their rooms and set them up with lots of coloring books and dolls they can dress up. They may spend hours building elaborate model cars and planes by hand.
- Generous to a fault, the Libra child has no problem sharing their snacks and toys with their playmates. Be prepared to dry a few tears when they discover that not everyone is aligned with their “what’s mine is yours” philosophy.
- Libras love celebrations and special occasions. Planning their birthday party can be something they talk about for months. Expect to visit Santa at the mall at least twice each Christmastime.
- Playing music for baby Libras will bring on smiles and they’ll love toys that make sounds or melodies.
- These precious performers can be graceful on stage and will love dressing up as ballerinas or acting in a school pageant.
- As the sign of partnership, Libras excel at one-on-one sports like tennis.
How do you parent a Libra child?
- Ruled by the scales of justice, their favorite battle cry is, “that’s not fair!” Ask them to explain why they feel this way. A logical discussion often helps them understand why the rules are in place. They’ll get it.
- Time management is an issue for the Libra child; they won’t want to stop playing and socializing. Teach them to pay attention to the clock and set up clearly defined consequences for them when they are late.
- Since they love special treats, Libras will respond well to the reward system. Use this sparingly, and only when they go above and beyond the call of duty. Libras get spoiled easily and need to learn how to be responsible for themselves without always being given a cookie.
- Shower them with love, love and more love. Show up to all their special occasions and don’t forget their birthdays. They’ll pay it forward by being sweet and kind to siblings and other kids.
- Give them some special one-on-one time. They need your undivided attention, even if just for a short period of time here and there.
What can I expect from a Libra child?
How they deal with
Rules and authority
Little Libras aim to please and love to make people happy. As such, they can be pretty angelic, and might even idealize parents, teachers, babysitters and other authority figures. Hello, model citizen. However, Libra has a few strong preferences, and will revolt if forced to compromise. Don’t even bother trying to change their minds. Libra is the sign of justice, so rules must also be fair. Otherwise, you could experience gentle Libra’s assertive side—this kid will speak up against anything unjust.
Libras are happy to comply with limits, unless they really set their sights on something. Then, there’s no stopping their willful ways. Libras are masters of charm and will butter you up to get what they want. Or they’ll sweetly tell you what you want to hear, then turn around and do whatever they want. A future in politics could await.
Separation and independence
Libra is the sign of relationships, so these kids might never want to cut the cord with their parents and loved ones. Fortunately, Libra is one of the most social zodiac signs. Once the Libra child forms friendships, they’ll forget you even exist until you pick them up or call them home for dinner. Gentle separation works best when you introduce little Libra to a new environment like a nursery school or day care. They hate saying goodbye—so coming and going anywhere will take extra time.
Patient and protective, Libras love older siblings who appreciate their companionship. However, they might not always want to share the spotlight or give up the spoils of being the baby. Libra might also be the family golden child, especially if they’re the oldest, leaving big shoes for a younger sibling to fill.
Libras put their older siblings on a pedestal and crave their approval. However, they can also be infuriating, helping themselves to the older sib’s clothes, toys, and possessions without asking. Tagalong alert: when Libra idealizes someone, they want to copy them or hang around all the time. The constant shadowing can annoy an older sibling.
Bye-bye, baby: Weaning, potty training
Libras take their sweet time to do most things. They may resist your attempts to push transitions before they’re ready. Then, one day, the Libra child might just sit down on the potty themselves or drink from a cup and that will be that. Libras hate to be pressured—unless, of course, it’s peer pressure. When their little friends start using the potty, group-oriented Libras may want to do so, too!
Just the facts and keep the shame out of it. Libras don’t like to feel “bad” or “dirty” (who does?), and since they’re ruled by pleasure planet Venus, they need to understand that sex is an adult expression of love. Teach Libra the proper names for body parts, for example, and don’t make a big fuss.
Learning: School, homework and teachers
Instant social life? Yes please. Libras love to be around their peers and will make lifelong friendships early on. Of course, they can get too caught up in fraternizing and become distracted in class. Libra is an intellectual air sign, and can be a great student, even a Type A perfectionist who will work diligently on a project until it’s done to Libra’s exacting standards. These kids are great with creative problem solving, with a wide capacity to be thoughtful and deliberate. Rote schoolwork (math equations, spelling drills) can be mind-numbing—Libra prefers assignments that require a carefully-considered opinion.
Peace, love and harmony are the Libra virtues. These gentle spirits absolutely abhor conflict. When your household becomes divided, in steps Libra, the family’s diplomat. Masterful mediators, Libras can stay calm and objective, helping everyone to understand each other. However, if Libra’s negotiating skills fail to work, or things become the opposite of “fair and balanced,” watch out. Libra can become incredibly rebellious, acting out to the extreme—even becoming the so-called black sheep of the family. Remember: this is Libra’s way of expressing inner turmoil, a reaction to something that’s out of balance in the home environment.