Catch bubs be­ing cheeky

Auckland City Harbour News - - News - By Justine Glu­cina

A cheeky baby caught on cam­era could earn one proud par­ent a fam­ily por­trait worth more than $800.

To cel­e­brate 15 years of the ASG Par­ent and Child Show, a com­pe­ti­tion is open for all Auck­land par­ents to snap a photo of their baby do­ing some­thing cheeky.

Ac­count man­ager Leah Evans says the “cheeki­est baby” is about cap­tur­ing a child’s per­son­al­ity, rather than just be­ing beau­ti­ful.

“The idea about your ‘beau­ti­ful baby’ com­pe­ti­tion was very much what hap­pened 20 years ago. We wanted to play on that,” she says.

Three fi­nal­ists from each re­gion - cen­tral, North Shore, east­ern bays, south and west Auck­land – will be se­lected be­fore the event and will win a $132 prize pack.

The over­all win­ner will be an­nounced at the show and will walk away with a fam­ily por­trait ses­sion and an A3 sized can­vas print from ImageMe worth $815.

Gen­eral man­ager Re­becca Ste­wart says this year’s show fea­tures a wide range of ex­hibitors to meet the di­verse needs of vis­i­tors.

“The show cov­ers ev­ery baby base and of­fers a one-stop-shop for par­ents ex­pe­ri­enc­ing this par­tic­u­larly spe­cial phase of life,” she says.

The event will fea­ture ev­ery­thing from ma­ter­nity, an­te­na­tal and in­fant ac­ces­sories to nu­tri­tional food, in­for­ma­tion and ed­u­ca­tional prod­ucts for ba­bies and young chil­dren.

World-renowned in­fant learn­ing ex­pert Dr Robert Titzer will be spread­ing the word on his “Your Baby Can Read” pro­gramme, and the im­por­tance of teach­ing chil­dren to read be­fore they be­gin school.

Par­ent­ing sem­i­nars will an­swer ques­tions and pro­vide in­for­ma­tion and sup­port while chil­dren will be en­ter­tained with danc­ing and sin­ga­long amuse­ment.

The show runs from 10am to 5pm from Oc­to­ber 31 to Novem­ber 2 at the ASB Show­grounds, 217 Green Lane West, Green­lane.

En­tries for the Cheeki­est Baby com­pe­ti­tion close on Oc­to­ber 24.

To en­ter, and for ticket in­for­ma­tion, go to www. parentand­child­show.

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