Two weeks remain to enter your baby

2016-10-12 06:00
: Joshua Sage has been entered in the 7-12 months category.

: Joshua Sage has been entered in the 7-12 months category.

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A REMINDER to enthusiastic parents and their babies, between the ages of 0-24 months, to enter the Annual Walmer Park Baby of the year Competition 2016! Two weekends have “flashed” by and we have two weeks remaining, with the last photographs being taken on October 23.

Superb prizes have been donated by our generous sponsors – Dischem, the Baby Gym, Toddlers’ Workshop, Edubaby, Francarlo Designer Goldsmith, Kodak Express, Debbie Louw Photography, Edgars, Pick n Pay, Baby Builders, Circular Health, Rain, Dulce café, Capitec Bank, Old Mutual, J-Bay Cloth Nappies and Happy Little Humans.

The age categories for the competition are 0-6 months, 7-12 months, 13-18 months and 19-24 months, all ages being based on the baby’s age as at October 29.

Lynette Van Wyk, one of the 2016 sponsors, who runs the BabyGym and Toddlers’ Workshop in Port Elizabeth, knows the importance of early child development.

Toddlers’ Workshop offers classes from three months up to the age of four years, every age group focusing on perceptual skills necessary for that specific age.

Toddlers’ Workshop also offers classes for pregnant couples and family evenings, as well as providing moms and dads with a well-equipped library.

“At BabyGym we assist in de-stressing and relaxing the baby, facilitating bonding, assisting with sensory awareness and developing body awareness, muscle tone, posture and spatial orientation,” Lynette says. “Our programmes have been designed to guide Mom and Dad from pregnancy, through birth and through each of the physical development milestones.” To find out more, contact Lynette at,

To stand a chance to win fantastic prizes, hurry along to the Edgars Court at the Walmer Park Shopping Centre to have your little one’s smile captured on camera by professional photographer Debbie Louw. You can also view the photographic display of our precious entries so far.

Entries will continue to be received there over the next two weekends, Friday until Sunday, between 10am and 2pm, until the competition draws to a close on October 23.

The competition costs R50 to enter, with R5 of every entry donated to a children’s charity. You will receive two jumbo-sized photographs, one of which will be displayed in the Edgars Court for the duration of the competition. Once the competition has closed, all photographs can be collected from Kodak, at shop number 112 in the Walmer Park Shopping Centre, after November 2.

Visit the Walmer Park Shopping Centre with your beautiful baby and enter this popular annual event before Sunday, October 23. Only photographs taken at the in-centre studio by Debbie Louw will be accepted.

For more information please contact Deveda Bloem at Centre Management on 041-368-2690 or via email

Don’t forget to visit our website or find us on Facebook for all updates on the Baby of the Year competition.

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