10 Great Things About Having A Baby Boy

10 Great Things About Having A Baby Boy

Some mothers-to-be want nothing more than a daughter to call their own.

But sons are just as wonderful, loving and sweet as little girls.

Baby boys are even more adorable than you can ever imagine!

So if you are expecting a little boy (or if you’re keeping it a surprise until the birth!), here are 10 great things about being mother to a gorgeous little boy – bearing in mind this is just for fun and not a deep and meaningful piece:

Great Things About Having A Baby Boy

#1: They Love Their Mamas

As his mother, you will be his favourite person in the world.

He will be loving, kind and affectionate towards you.

People often imagine girls to be the gentler of the sexes, but in fact boys can be ever so affectionate towards their mothers.

#2: They Are Robust

A quick scan at your local park will probably confirm that little boys are more robust.

A trip or fall is usually followed by dusting himself off, and continuing as if nothing happened.

You probably won’t be required to run over and fake-amputate his leg each time he grazes his knee.

#3: Boys Are Easier

Parents who have children of both sexes, often claim that the boys are easier to raise.

The reasons vary from less attitude problems to simply less complicated.

Though this is a generalisation, it is one of the arguments often put forward by experienced parents as to why boys are awesome.

#4: The Tiny Grandad Clothes

The tiny cardigans, cords and stripy shirts are adorable.

What could be better than taking your newborn baby and dressing him up like his grandad?

They even sell tiny sweater vests!

#5: You’ll Get To Play Rough

All kids love playing rough, but generally little boys love it a little more. You will find yourself wrestling, chasing and chucking around your son most afternoons. He will be a bundle of energy that you’ll run round after to make sure he’s expelled all of his energy before bedtime.

#6: He’ll Have A Soft Side

Little boys aren’t all mud, worms and wrestling. They’re also soft, sweet and sensitive. Your little boy might cry about little things, love princess stories and dress up as a witch. He will have a soft side that only you see, as he snuggles into bed with you each morning and tells you how much he loves you.

#7: You Get To Teach Him To Grow Up To Be A Good Man

As his mother, you can make sure he grows up to be a nice young man. You can raise the sort of man that women will never scoff “Men!” about. You can teach him to treat others with respect, to look after people and to consider the consequences of his actions.

#8: You Get To Buy A Peepee Teepee

If you had only daughters, you could travel through your whole life without ever finding out what a peepee teepee is.

With a son, however, you will very soon (probably straight after he first pees in your face during a nappy change) realise how valuable these tiny contraptions are.

#9: Friendships Are Less Complicated

Boys have different friendships to girls. With a son, you may not have to go through the complicated falling outs in the playground, the tears over feeling left out, and the nastiness that can occur. Little boys do fall out, but it tends to be a much less dramatic affair, and be over by the next game of football.

#10: He’ll Have A Secret World With Daddy

It will sometimes feel like they have their own language, as father and son chat about their shared interests. They may share an interest in sport, or both be passionate about computers, but at times it will feel like a secret world between them. And that’s fine, because it means you get to have a soak in the bath while they do it.

HIGHLY Recommended Reading: Raising Boys By Steve Biddulph (thank me later).

Also see our other lighthearted and fun article on great things about having a girl.

 
Last Updated: August 18, 2016

CONTRIBUTOR

Fiona Peacock is a writer, researcher and lover of all things to do with pregnancy, birth and motherhood (apart from the lack of sleep). She is a home birth advocate, passionate about gentle parenting and is also really tired.


36 comments

  1. I have one boy and one girl. They both have their difficulties but they are different. I wouldn’t trade either for the world.

  2. I have 2 boys… 24 and 29 and these things about boys are so true. I wouldn’t trade them for anything….. Because between the two of them they have given me 5 beautiful granddaughters!!! I love them all to the moon and back!!

    1. I can see that these richest of blessings are not wasted on you, Diana. I wish you all well and a long, proud life together.

    1. Me too Dulce <3 Logan is almost here!!!! LillyAnna is a wonderful and proud sister to be. Their dad Nick is excited too

  3. Good to know this. I have two boys and my life is colourful more than ever.

    And yes, they already have secret world with daddy!

  4. I can’t wait for my second baby boy to he born. My first was and is the easiest not too moody and sweet at heart ❀

  5. So very true i wouldnt trade my 4 month old for nothing in this world, God knew what he was doing when he gave me a boy.

  6. I have two boys & two girls. Girls tend to be easier when they are younger. Boys are easier as they get older. They are all blessings!!!

  7. Before I had my son I always felt as if I could never love a little boy. I only dreamed of bows and frilly dresses. I was honestly devastated when the sonogram revealed I was having a boy, but from the moment I saw him I couldn’t imagine having a girl. He was perfect and my heart was instantly his. This article summarize our life perfectly, and I love every minute of it!

    1. I felt the exact same way, but didnt help that my first 2 ultrasounds before the gender reveal I was told that my baby was showing all the signs of being a girl.
      Now my little BOY is 21 months & wouldn’t change him for the world!

  8. My first boy will be 11 in a couple of months. He’s an awesome kid and I’m blessed to be his mother. Expecting my second boy about the same time too. I’m so excited, I can’t wait!!!

  9. This is so true,unfortunately my boys won’t ever truly understand number 10 and I was so scared about bring up a boy on my own but god I am so glad I’ve been given the chance again love my 2 boys Charlie 10 and Ruben 4mths xxx

  10. Pregnant with my first, and its a boy I always wanted a boy I guess cause of my rugged and strong personality. I can’t wait to see how me and my baby boy bond .

  11. So true! I was sceptical at first as I’ve always wanted a girl but now I have a 10 week baby boy and he is amazing. He only cries when he really wants something, he’s so easy to look after, I’m truly lucky. I hope to give him a little sister in a few years πŸ™‚ x

  12. I agree with “Unimpressed”!

    Whoever wrote this article is ignorant and needs to get with the times!

    Whether you have a Baby Boy or Baby Girl, they are your child and such a miracle!

  13. This is a horribly sexist article. We need to stop raising our children to fit into these gender boxes. Girls can be tough, rowdy, “robust” etc. Boys can be sensitive, moody, have complicated relationships etc. Most of what we see is a direct reflection of how we and society teach a child to be based on their gender. It’s time to start having bigger conversations around gender, sexism, and the importance of raising a child without such constraints. If you are curious to learn more, a good place to start is the documentary “The Mask We Live In”

  14. This is a lovely post, but as a football fan who works in IT its a shame it’s assumed in #10 I’d want to go and soak in the tub when my son wishes to discuss these things with his daddy. Not that I’d want to encroach on their valuable bonding time of course! I can’t wait to meet our little boy.

  15. I have 2 girls and wouldn’t change it for the world
    But i get the best of both worlds i have 5 nephews who are like my sons

  16. I didn’t realise being Mum rather than Dad precluded me from enjoying sports or computers with my son. The article seemed unnecessary at best – of course having a boy is a blessing. Of course they are loving and sweet. Equally, girls can be resilient, rough-and-tumble and uncomplicated. A pee pee teepee appears to be nothing more than a baby goods gag gift. Then there’s point 10. I’m an IT professional who met my baby’s rather through a mutual sports interest. We will continue to share this as a family rather than me resigning it to a boy’s activity.

    Can someone remind me what year it is?

  17. What a shame that such a stereotypical article has been written in our times when women are fighting not to be bucketed. Sad indeed and very disappointing.

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