What to Expect: Year of the Pig Babies

If you follow the Chinese zodiac at all, then you are probably aware that 2019 is the Year of the Pig. In the months anticipating your baby’s arrival, it can be fun to dream about who they will be and what kind of person they will grow into. In the spirit of this anticipation, we thought it’d be fun to share what Chinese astrology experts are saying you can expect from a little one who joins the world in 2019.


A Few Chinese New Year Basics

Since it is based on the lunar calendar, Chinese New Year doesn’t have a set date every year, but occurs sometime between January 21st and February 20th. The 2019 Chinese New Year begins on February 5th.


2019: A Quick Look

2019 is the Year of the Earth Pig. The Earth symbol has strong associations to longevity and stability. Therefore, Chinese zodiac experts are saying that 2019 is an excellent year to have a baby!


Other Pig birth years include: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, and 2007.


Personality Traits

Children born under the Pig sign are generally lucky, joyful, strong, courageous, and can expect many positive things to happen to them. Fortunately for you, parents, they are also known to be patient, undemanding, and kind. Plus, they boast some serious organizational skills that the whole household can benefit from.


However, if you find them testing your patience, blame it on the stars. Supposedly, Pig sign children are known to easily get under people’s skin. And they come with a large appetite, so be sure to keep the pantry stocked.


Parent-Child Relationships

Because of their sweet nature, Pig sign children tend to get along well with their parents (phew!). Unfortunately, they can be easily taken advantage of by others, especially children born under the Monkey sign, who may be inclined to play tricks on Pig natives and their inherent kindness. Due to this inclination towards naivete, Pig children require parents that will offer strong protection, help them navigate friendships, and put firm boundaries in place.



Pig sign children are inclined to experience good health, and they enjoy incorporating lots of sports and movement into their lives. They also enjoy travel, so don’t be afraid to book those family trips. But brace yourself, they’re also known to chase the thrill of extreme sports!


Lucky Symbols

Your little Earth Pig’s lucky colors are (fittingly) earth tones: brown, grey, gold, and yellow. Lucky numbers: 4, 6, 8. And their lucky days of the month include the 2nd, 7th, 10th, and 11th.


Are you welcoming a sweet and strong little Earth Pig baby into your family this year?