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Chinese Gender Prediction for Baby: How accurate is it?



Thousands of years ago the Chinese developed a calendar to predict a baby's sex. It was supposedly discovered buried in a royal tomb about 700 years ago and is said to be over 90% accurate when used correctly. 
Of course, this is really just for fun--but we would love to hear from you (and we are sure many pregnant mamas would as well) whether the chart is accurate for your past births. Please check the chart and tell us about the prediction(s) in the comments below! 
How Do I Predict My Baby's Gender Using This Chart?
It's simple: start by finding the mother's age at conception across the top of the table and then follow that age down until you come to the month in which conception occurred along the side. A blue box means boy and a pink box means girl. 
To use the calender correctly you will need your Chinese lunar age at the time of conception. To find that you can use the calculator on this page. Just type in your birth date and the date of conception and it will give you the correct age to use. Please note: Mothering is not associated with the site that hosts the calculator. 





So, was the chart correct for you? Tell us in the comments!


Comments (38)

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Thought I would share that I did this for both of my past births and it was accurate on both accounts. Pretty fun. ;)
Wrong for both of mine :-)
Right for my first, we'll see if it's right for my second! :) Interestingly enough, I took one of these over on The Bump and the result was different for my second - they said boy, but when I put in my estimated conception date, this one gave me a different results...
Not so great for me. Says my first baby should be a girl (wrong), second should be a girl (wrong), third should be a girl (right), fourth should be a boy (wrong), fifth should be a boy (right), and current baby should be a boy (wrong). So, four wrong, two right. Flipping a coin would be more accurate. :P
Only my third, of three, was correct.
both mine were right!
Two were right one was wrong, then I looked at the Chinese Age calculator and redid and then all 3 were correct.
1 right, 1 wrong.
right for my one birth
both correct for me...but come on, it's 50-50, people! ;)
Whoa! I have a baby girl and the calendar predicts the same. I just checked my sister's and thats accurate too! :D
One right and one wrong...
Wrong for three. Oh boy.
Using the Chinese age calculator, all three were right and it's predicting the 4th to be a girl : ) If I just used my age at conception they were all wrong
For me it says girl and I am having a boy!
it was right for all four of mine
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