See the Cutest Photos of Leap Day Babies Born in 2024!

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team

Thursday, February 29, 2024 8:15 p.m.

Molly Dobin was born at 12:41 a.m. at Franciscan Health Crown Point, weighing 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces and measuring 19 inches. Her parents are Carly and Matt Dobin of DeMotte, Indiana.


CHICAGO (WLS) — As shoppers search the web for Leap Day deals, hospitals have been busy welcoming the “leaps.”

Leap Day, February 29, is a correction to counteract the fact that the Earth's orbit is not exactly 365 days a year. It occurs every four years.

The chances of being born on a leap day are only one in 1,461 or 0.068%.

Babies born on Leap Day are known as “jumpers” or “jumpers.”

Less than 0.1% of the population shares a birthday on a leap day.

READ MORE: What is leap day and what would happen without it? More than you might think

Here are some photos from the 2024 jumps:

Logan William Mallon was born weighing 7 pounds and 20.5 inches long at 2:58 am. He is the firstborn of Carly and Dan Mallon.

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Baby Ellen was born weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces and 20.5 inches long. She was born at 12:26 am.

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Malik Jordan, Jr. was born weighing 4 pounds, 12 ounces at 6:55 a.m. to parents Akalya Pittard and Malik Jordan. Malik was born four weeks early!

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Baby Norton was born at 7:54 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 20 inches, to parents Lindsay and Todd Norton of Lowell, Indiana.

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Carly and Matt Dobin of DeMotte, Indiana, welcomed their daughter, Molly. Carly's grandfather, who passed away last February, was also a leap baby and would have turned 96 years old.

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They will celebrate their first birthday in 2028, 2032, 2036, etc.

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