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24th Nov 2015

600 babies crawl and bawl their way through a race

We couldn’t resist this story. Can you imagine the cuteness of 600 babies wriggling their little nappy-clad bums to a race line?

In a bid to beat a Guinness World Record, Japanese publisher Benesse organised one of the cutest baby events we’ve ever seen  in Yokohama, Tokyo. Parents were invited to enter their little cherubs aged between 6-16 months to participate in the exhausting three-metre race!

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The competition, involving 601 babies, was deemed a new Guinness World Record, breaking the previous mark of 451 infants at a similar race in China last year.

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Not all of the competitors were feeling, well, quite so competitive that day. There were tears, dropping-of-lips and some bemused faces, but they got there in the end with the help of some jangly keys and iPhones to entice.

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The winner received a digital headset camera, which allows parents to take hands-free pictures and videos of their children. Perfect for parents of little wrigglers.

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We think this is the perfect rainy-day idea if you’re hanging out with some of your mum pals. Just bring your babies, coffee and smartphones, set them up for a couple of three-metre races, watch and giggle.

Send us your pics if you do, we’d love to see the little rascals, editorial@HerFamily.ie.