Happy national baby making day to all our News Shopper readers.

January 2 is apparently the most popular day of the year to get busy in the hopes of getting pregnant.

According to a study, most couples will be having sex at 10.36pm today in the hopes of having a September baby.

The UK’s most common day to be born is September 26, which is nine months after January 2.

Apparently there is a strong desire in some parents to have a September baby so that they are the eldest in the school year, and because of this 60 per cent of wannabe parents will be getting down under the sheets tonight to make this happen.

Couples also say it’s a good day to have sex because all the festive drinking and partying is over. New year, new kid right?

Researchers at ChannelMum.com found that 71 per cent of couples will try different tricks to increase their chances of conceiving.

These include:

Wearing socks in bed

Eating McDonalds fries after sex

Wearing frozen underpants

Drinking pineapple juice

Eating dark chocolate every day

Siobhan Freegard, founder of ChannelMum.com, said: “Falling pregnant isn’t always easy so couples who have been trying a while will attempt almost anything to help.

''While there isn’t much medical science to back up these tips, our members swear they have all helped and we have hundreds of bouncing new babies to prove it.

''As long as you have fun trying, it’s always worth giving it a go.”

So what do you think? Let us know what you’ll be doing at 10.36pm.