Are you eager to know whether you'll be welcoming a baby girl or boy?
The Chinese baby gender predictor offers a fun way to predict the gender of your future child.
By entering your date of birth and conception below, our calculator will determine your lunar age, which you can then compare with the corresponding chart for the specific year.
Calculating Lunar Age:
To forecast the probable gender of your baby, first, find out the lunar age of the woman at the time of conception. You can use the calculator below for this purpose. Then, refer to the Chinese chart for the given year.
Lunar Age Calculatork
|Lunar Age at Conception
|Lunar Month at Conception and Corresponding Date for the Year 2024
28th January 2025
Accuracy of the Chinese baby gender predictor
Several studies in China have evaluated the accuracy of the Chinese Calendar in predicting a baby's gender. A 2008 study, involving 2000 women who used the calendar, revealed a 70% accuracy rate. However, it's essential to note that the calendar is primarily intended for entertainment purposes, and it's not recommended to make significant decisions based on its predictions.
Origin of the Chinese Gender Chart:
The origin of the Chinese Gender Calendar is uncertain. While some sources suggest it dates back to the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BCE), others claim it might be even older, originating from the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BCE). The true origins remain a mystery.
Age Limit in the Prediction:
The prediction for determining the baby's gender works within the age range of 16 to 43, corresponding to the lunar age of mothers between 18 and 45. This limitation is due to historical considerations, where conception at older ages was less common.
Calculating Lunar Age:
In many Asian countries, age is calculated differently, resulting in an age one to two years higher than the Western method. This calculation is used in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Eastern Mongolia. In simple terms, a child gains one year after birth and another on the Chinese New Year, not on their birthday.
Let's consider a scenario where a child is born on December 12, 2020. According to the Chinese method of calculating age, the child would gain one lunar year immediately after birth. Following this, a new Chinese year would commence on February 12, 2021, and the child would acquire another lunar year. Therefore, by February 13, 2021, the child would be considered to have lived through 2 lunar years according to the Chinese system. In contrast, the international age calculation system follows months and years. According to this system, on February 13, 2021, the child would be just 2 months old from its birth, as international age increases with each passing month.
Lunar Year and Lunar Month:
The lunar calendar is based on observing lunar cycles, with 12 lunar months making up a lunar year, which is shorter than our solar year. The first lunar month begins with the Chinese New Year.
- Lunar Year: The Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year typically falls between January 21 and February 20 and marks the beginning of the lunar new year.
- Lunar Month: The lunar month begins with the new moon and lasts for approximately 29 days.
Consistency of the chart:
The chart remains the same for each lunar year, although the Chinese calendar has a leap year every four years, adding an extra month. However, the gender prediction chart does not account for this leap month.
Can I compare the chart with Western age and the Western calendar?
No, because both the age of the woman at conception and the lunar months differ from the Western system. To correctly interpret the chart, it is necessary to determine the lunar age and the correct number of the lunar month, which varies each year in relation to the Western calendar.
Chinese Baby Gender Predictor Chart
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