How to help your child have a happy Christmas birthday

Having a child who's born in December doesn't have to mean that their Christmas birthday gets overshadowed by other celebrations. Joanne Mallon, author of Toddlers: An Instruction Manual, tells Supernanny what it's like to have a child with a Christmas birthday, and how you can make it as much fun as any other time.

When people hear that my daughter’s birthday is on the 27th December, they tilt their heads sympathetically and say "What a shame". But we don't think it's a shame at all. If you approach it right, a Christmas birthday can be one of the most fun of all.

The great thing about a Christmas birthday is that it’s very memorable – and that’s before your child starts reminding Grandma.

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