How to make leap-year babies feel special every year

How to make leap-year babies feel special every year

It’s hard to celebrate your birthday when you are a leap-year baby!

February 29 birthday

Birthdays can get tricky when you are born on a day that comes around once every four years!

With the next leap year still three years away, a few million people around the world are forced to celebrate their birthday on February 28 or March 1.

Some adults choose to only celebrate every four years.

But children love celebrating their birthdays, and you do not want your little one to miss out on all the fun, do you?

Here’s what you can do to make your leap-year baby feel special every year.

Which day to celebrate

It’s hard to decided when to celebrate your birthday when the actual date does not even appear on the calendar. But most leap-year babies prefer to celebrate their birthday on March 1, as opposed to February 28.  Pick one of the days and stick to it during non-leap years. This way your child can look forward to their birthday instead of playing the guessing game.

Let them know how special they are

The chances of being born on February 29 are slim. In fact, it’s so rare that only 0,07-percent of the world’s 7.4-billion population are reportedly born on the day. Which means there are only a few million people who share the same birthday as your child.

Create a party theme using their birth date

Just because your child can’t celebrate his/her birthday on the day they were born does not mean they can’t honour the date. Create a party theme using the word “leap” and the number 29 e.g. a leaping frog sleepover.

Start a tradition

Create a birthday tradition so that every year your child looks forward to some normality when it comes to their birthday.

Two-day party festival

If you are not comfortable choosing when to celebrate your leap-year baby’s birthday, then why not make it a two-day party festival. Plan fun activities on February 28 and March 1 to celebrate.

Are you a leap-year baby? Tell us how you celebrate your birthday in the comments section below.

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