Diaper babies race held in New York

Sunday 16 July 2017 2 months ago 45   New York   Print

Diaper babies seen during race in New York.

Report  Web Desk : NEW YORK: New York Diaper Derby sees 30 infants battle it out for glory in a three-meter crawling contest. There is only one real rule: trying to stumble to your feet is not allowed. From the sidelines, parents will on their progeny with bottles of milk, television remote controls, or jangling keys. There is no stopwatch, and the time it takes these cherubic racers to power down the 10-foot mat is unpredictable. One child might suddenly peg out midway. Another breaks down in tears. A third crawls off backwards. Held in the same Manhattan hotel that hosted Donald Trump victory party last November, it has been organised for the last seven years by the New York City Triathlon, which this year holds its adult event Sunday. While most parents are after fun memories rather than the diaper-shaped trophy, Tamara Cacchione admits to warming up nine-month daughter Maya up with the theme song from the Hollywood boxing epic Rocky. She loves other babies… I am worried she may try to kiss the other kids," she says, having travelled from upstate with her husband, grandparents, aunt, and uncle. This will be something fun to tell her… maybe if she has children or when she is bigger I can show that she did this. Kimi Mei, from Brooklyn, admits to subjecting 10-month-old son Hunter to a little bit of training by setting him against a friend in the park. But her secret weapon is the remote control he is not allowed to play with and he always wants to play with. (01)