Leap Year Babies – 8 Fun Facts

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holding a smartphone while taking a picture of a newborn leap year baby

Although the probability is low, there’s a chance that you’re walking around with a February 29th due date this year. That’s right. This year is a leap year, where a few odds-defying babies will be born on a day that only shows up on a calendar once every four years. But what does that mean for you and your (possible) Leap Year baby?

Here are 8 fun facts about leap year babies

They come with a nickname 

Babies born on February 29th are called leaplings, leapettes, leapsters, and leapers. No matter what they’re called, they’re all unique and fabulous.

They (sort of) get to pick their birthday

Since most of the time they won’t get to party on the 29th, most Leapers pick between celebrating on February 28th or March 1st. The legal birthday gets bit complicated, however, and varies depending on where you live. Generally speaking though, March 1st is the day where the…

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