Cupid's Pulse Article: Kate Winslet Welcomes a Baby BoyCupid's Pulse Article: Kate Winslet Welcomes a Baby Boy

By Brittany Stubbs

Kate Winslet gave birth to her third child, a son, on Saturday Dec. 7. “Mother and baby are doing great,” her rep tells People. This is her first child with husband Ned Rocknroll, whom the Oscar winner married last December. Winslet has two children — Mia, 13, and Joe, 10 this month — from her previous marriages, but has hinted at wanting to expand her family in the past. In an interview with Good Housekeeping in 2007, the actress stated, “I love getting up in the morning and getting breakfast and packing lunches and doing the school run. Those things are really important to me,” Winslet admits. “My kids are my whole world.”

What are some ways to prepare for a boy versus a girl?

Cupid’s Advice: 

1. The big “C”: While there are many aspects of parenting that couples should discuss before a baby’s arrival, the conversation of whether or not you plan to have your baby boy circumcised is crucial. It’s important that couples are on the same page, especially regarding something as serious as your baby’s body.

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2. Prepare to discipline: In a discussion about the differences of raising boys and girls, shares that boys are often harder to discipline because they have a harder time hearing. Women always joke about men never hearing a thing they’re saying, but it’s true! Boys’ ears are less sensitive than girls’. Because girls can detect speech discrimination, they are more likely than boys at responding to warnings and heightened tones.

Related: Lee Brice Welcomes a Second Son 

3. It’s just a scratch: New mothers are known to get worked up about every little bump and bruise, but let’s face it, you’re having a boy. Occasional scrapes and bruises are going to happen along the way. Climbing, exploring, roughhousing…it’s all apart of their fun! Just plan on having a portable First Aid kit on you at all times.

What ways would you prepare for a boy versus a girl? Shares your thoughts below!