20 Gender Prediction Tests to Try

Disclaimer! These are wives’ tales.  They are merely for fun. In reality, these predictions have a 50% chance of being right, so take it for what it is. Regardless if being accurate or not, it is certainly entertaining to see the results! 

So, are you having a boy or a girl?


Craving sweets? That is a sign you are having a girl. Cravings salty and/or protein? Prepare to be a boy mom!  I craved protein and sweets, so I guess that means I was just pregnant. 

The Garlic Test

Eat tons of garlic. If you do not smell like garlic afterwards for a few days then you are carrying a girl.  FYI, this one was WAY too gross for me to try. 

Morning Sickness

If you are suffering from excessive morning sickness, that means you are carrying a girl.  My personal experience with this one is mixed. My first daughter I was sick the entire pregnancy.  My second daughter I was not sick at all. 

Pregnancy Glow?

If you are “glowing”, aka have a bright complexion and glossy beautiful hair, you are said to be having a boy. If you look like a hot mess, aka dry hair and an acne face, you may be having a girl.  This held true for me.  Both pregnancies I definitely didn’t have a glow.

Partner’s Weight Gain

In the book of tales, if your partner is gaining weight with you, that is a sign that you are carrying a girl. This was not true for me.  My husband actually lost weight both times. 

Moody vs Mellow

Moody? You are probably having a girl. More chill/mellow? Boy. This held true for me.  I was a moody mess both times.

Carrying High vs Low

According to not science, carrying high means you are having a girl, while carrying low means you are having a boy. I carried high both times, so this held true for me.

The Ring Test

Tie a ring on a string and dangle it over your belly. If the ring moves in a circular motion then you could be having a girl. If it is swinging back and forth then it means you are having a boy.  Mine swung back and forth both times, so this didn’t hold “true” for me.

Heart Rate

During prenatal visits, your doctor should be checking the baby’s heart rate. If the heartbeat is beating faster than 140 beats per minute then you are said to be carrying a girl.  This held true for me both times.

Chinese Gender Chart

This was my favorite one to do! It was correct with my first, but incorrect for my second. There are many charts online, so try out a few to see if you get the same prediction each time. 

The Cabbage Test

This one I didn’t try, but what you are supposed to do is boil red cabbage and mix the water with your urine (eww). If the water turns pink then you are having a girl. If the water turns purple then it is a boy.

The Baking Soda Test

This is another test I didn’t try.  I preferred to stay away from the tests that involved mixing stuff with my pee. For this test, take two tablespoons of baking soda and mix it with your urine. If the mixture fizzes, it’s a boy. No fizz means a girl.

SneakPeek Early Gender Prediction DNA Test

I didn’t try this one either, but it does say to be 99.1% accurate. Unlike urine-based gender predictor tests, SneakPeek uses a blood sample from the mother to test the DNA. You can find out as early as 8 weeks into pregnancy if you having a boy or girl. 

Ramzi Method

If you have an early ultrasound, ask the technician which side of the uterus the placenta is attached to. If the baby is on the left side it means girl, right side means boy. This method is said to be 97% accurate, but it was wrong for me both times. I guess I was just part of the 3%.

The Linea Nigra

You know that dark line you get in the middle of your belly? If that line goes above your belly button, you are having a boy. If it stops below your belly button, you are having a girl. This held true for me both times.

Weight Gain Placement

If you are carrying all your extra weight in the front, then that means it’s a boy. If the weight is all over your body, then that means it’s a girl.  I carried all in the front both times, so this was not true for me.


Cold feet? You might be having a boy. Warm feet you might be having a girl.  This was not true for me both times.  I’ve always had cold feet even before pregnancy.


If you prefer to sleep on your left side, you are carrying a boy. The right side is a girl. I always sleep on my left side, so this was not true for me.

Clumsy vs Graceful

You might be carrying a boy if you are clumsier than usual.  The problem with this one is I am always clumsy, so this was not true for me at all!

Urine Color

Bright yellow urine means boy. I didn’t really pay attention to this one much.  My pee color was different all the time because it really depended on how much water I drank. 

Well there ya have it! I’m sure there many more predictions out there, but here is a list to at least get you started during your waiting game. Again, these are just for fun. Please don’t take it too seriously. If every single one of these predictions tell you that you are having a boy, don’t go out and buy all boy things.  You could still have a little girl cooking in there.  

Don’t say I didn’t warn you!