Why does it seem like every other 2-year-old happily hums Kumbaya during playtime, tucks calmly into naptime and actually looks forward to bath time while yours, no matter what, just shrieks that one curse word you accidentally said in front of her one time when you stubbed your toe? Don’t worry, it’s not because you’ve failed as a parent—it’s probably because of their zodiac sign! Here, the signs that are bubbly little delights as toddlers and the ones that are total terrors.
The 2 Easiest Toddlers
1. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Ruled by communication planet Mercury, Gemini is the chattiest sign of the zodiac. While grown up Geminis usually need an intellectual deep dive, experimental novel or stimulating debate to keep them satisfied, all tiny Geminis need to quell their need for dialogue is their blanket and an entertaining show queued up on the tablet! Geminis also get along with everyone, so there’s no need to worry about leaving them with a babysitter on date night or at Grandma’s when you need to go on a business trip. As a mutable sign, they’re adaptable and as long as they’re entertained, there will be tons of laughter (and only the occasional tear).
2. Libra (September 23 – October 21)
Don’t tell Pisces, but Libra might actually be the chillest sign of the zodiac—and that includes the mini Libras! Like Gemini, Libras are air signs, so they’re socially curious and tend to be outgoing. You don’t need to worry about waterworks when you drop them off for the first day of daycare. That is unless there’s something off with the aesthetic—seriously! Libras are ruled by Venus and thus can be very sensitive to strange smells or messy environments and definitely have opinions about what you’re buying them from Baby Gap. Ultimately, Libras want balance though, so unless someone is literally pulling their hair, they’re not going to make a scene.
The 3 Toughest Toddlers
1. Scorpio (October 22 – November 21)
If you have a tiny Scorpio, buckle up for an intense ride! Scorpios are water signs ruled by Mars—the planet of war. So not only are Scorpios exceptionally aware of their emotions straight from the womb, but they know exactly how to express their feelings. Unlike their polite zodiac neighbor Libra, Scorpios have no issue with throwing a fit at the drop of a hat. As a fixed sign, these little ones do not take change lightly and can get very overwhelmed by even the tiniest shift in their usual routine. Group playdates are also stressful to introverted Scorpios who prefer lots of one-on-one love and attention.
2. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
The cliché about Cancers is that they are absolutely obsessed with their mom and well—it’s not a cliché because it isn’t not true. Of all the signs, Cancer babies are the most likely to have separation anxiety when they have to leave home for an extended period of time. Ruled by the moon, Cancers need creature comforts and get stressed out when they can’t access their usual means of emotional regulation. Watch out though, because Cancers are also natural-born leaders. So though they’re crying at dropoff, by the time you pick them up, they’re the CEO of Daycare and don’t want to leave.
3. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
As the most adventurous, free-spirited sign of the zodiac, no one puts Sagittarius in a corner! These toddlers do not like being told what to do. Ruled by Jupiter—the planet of expansion and luck—these fire signs like nothing more than being the life of the party and before they can even talk, they’re stealing the show. These little ones have tons of energy and are always excited to meet new people. Because of this, they tend to wear themselves out when they play. But when you try to interrupt one of their games or their favorite TV show for bath time? Watch out—these usually lowkey babies get very stubborn. Don’t take away a Sagittarian’s freedom…or their Baby Yoda doll.