Today Natalie and her friend Summer participated in a crawling competition. Even though she was the only baby who can't crawl "properly", she army-crawled her way to third place (I think)! She finished the race in 39 seconds and got a nice certificate.
To entice babies to crawl, parents bring all sorts of interesting things from home. Tracy brought the home telephone (it's Natalie's current favourite). Other parents brought cookies, a tissue box, mobile phone chargers, and even a slipper!
Watch Natalie in the crawling competition in Video 90.
The race course.
Natalie warming up by crawling across the race lanes.
Natalie at the finish line (during warm up).
The orange stuffed animal is the toy SmartKids provides to help entice babies to crawl. The toy is hooked onto a drink bottle at the finish line.
Summer and Natalie are more interested in playing with the bottle than the toy.
Natalie chilling and taking a break after the race. Go Nat!