Whether you’re expecting your first baby or you’re an old pro at the baby waiting game, the fact is, there’s nothing more exciting than discovering what the gender of your little one is going to be.
Over the course of the nine months that you’ll spend waiting for his or her arrival, it’s likely that you’ll feel your anticipation mount with each passing trimester.
But even if you’re tough enough to hold out for the duration of your pregnancy without forcing the big reveal to happen before the baby’s birth, chances are you’ll still be curious about whether you’ll be cradling a little guy or gal in your loving arms.
If you’re eager for a fun way to possibly predict the sex of the bun you have baking in your oven, or you’re interested in livening up your baby shower with some fun-filled parlor games, you’ll want to consider some of these wacky ways to predict the gender of your baby!
The garlic test
Are you eager to figure out if a bouncing baby boy is the one who’s been giving you so much trouble over these last few months? If so, you should definitely look into trying out the garlic test. According to this old wives tale, if you eat a clove of garlic raw and you can smell it for days after and sense that it is sweating out of your pores, this could be a sign that you’re pregnant with a boy! Pretty crazy, right?
The Drano test
You want to proceed with caution when it comes to this one, but plenty of moms-to-be have fun trying to figure out the gender of their babies using this test. To make this work, just pee into a cup – hey, it’s not like you haven’t already done it during this pregnancy! – and mix a tablespoon of Drano into it. If you notice that the color changes to green, this could mean you’re having a girl.
Read more: Boy or girl? Take our gender predictor quiz!
The hairline test
Okay, this one won’t exactly do unless you’ve already had a baby – if you have, you’ll be in luck! This test comes down to us from Native American legend and holds that if your child has a straight hairline, your baby boy or girl will be the same sex as his or her older sibling!
The ring test
Tried and true, this is an old and familiar favorite at many baby showers and can be a fun way to predict whether you’re carrying a boy or a girl. Just slip off your wedding ring or grab the ring of a gal pal who isn’t heavy with child (and thus swelling up in the fingers) and tie that bauble to a string. Hang it over your belly – if you notice that it’s swinging back and forth, you better get ready for the little girl you’ll have on your hands.
— Abigail Tuller