Php – Laravel4 migration column type of Date of Birth


I am very new in laravel.So this is gonna be very basic question.My question is what should be the column type in migration to create Date of Birth column.For example,I have created a migration file for Blood Donation,where the columns are something like that,

        $table-> ------('date_of_birth');

you can see that laravel4 migration uses 'string' type instead of 'varchar'.so what should be the type of Date of birth column in laravel 4 ?

Best Solution

Date would be the most suitable