March 21-April 19
Conception Dates for an Aries Baby: June 25-July 15
Aries babies often come into the world quiet and self-possessed. Then, one day, they discover their vocal chords and out come the showstoppers. Get the sparkly costumes ready: your Aries may beg to audition for the kids’ episode of “Star Search” Even if they don’t have aspirations for the limelight, they will still need plenty of attention, especially from their favorite adult. Because Aries is a masculine sign, many of them tend to favor their fathers. Active and energetic, you’ll have to keep an eye on them when they first learn to walk or they could dash right out the front door. They are also accident-prone and may bump their heads more easily than other kids. Childproofing the house is essential. When it comes to eating, Aries is picky, preferring to eat the same food over and over for days.
* Aries rules the mind, so start them early with challenging puzzles and educational games.
* Boy Aries are the brutes of the zodiac, so give them soft toys to punch and pound on.
* Fast-moving Aries has a need for speed. They’ll love toy racecars and fire engines, especially in their favorite color: red.
* Fashionable Aries loves to play dress up. Get them their own costumes and stage-makeup, or they could wind up raiding your room.
* Independent and temperamental, your Aries will need time alone. Let them retreat into their private space and don’t force them to play with other kids when they’re in their moods.
* With other kids, Aries likes to be the boss. They are natural leaders and will organize their peers into games and adventures. Girl Aries, especially, can wind up being a Bossy Betsy. Socializing them with slightly older kids can help them learn to have fun, even when they’re not in charge.
* Competitive Aries loves a prize. Clap and cheer when they achieve something great. Reward them occasionally, but not EVERY time or they can become demanding.
* As the zodiac’s divas, they can throw world-class temper tantrums when they don’t get their way. Teach them to accept the word “no” as early as you can.
* With siblings, Aries is protective and loyal. Your Ram may take on the role of “freedom fighter,” when you try to impose discipline on your other kids. Remind them who’s boss or they’ll think they’re running the show.
See another child’s sign:
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Virgo (August 23-September 23)
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Sagittarius (Nov 22-December 21)
Capricorn (Dec 22-January 19)
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Illustration by Gwen Klisa