Is your baby CUTE? Like...really?

Aah it's that time of the year when most mums on Facebook are sharing pics of their gorgeous offspring & will be asking (begging) you/their friends to vote for their little cherub in the Bonds Baby Search competition.

With only a small number of relatives, I've wondered how I could compete in the People's Choice category with those who have huge families & gazillions of cousins, aunts and uncles who could all help out by voting & encouraging their friends and family to vote too.
(And how/why would all my mummy friends want to vote for my kids when they clearly want their own kids to win, lol?)

This year, I'm jumping on the bandwagon & am entering all four of my cherubs - with my twincesses participating in the new multiples section. 
I'll have an entry in each category with my children aged 3, 2 & 4-months (twins). 

This isn't my first brush with baby competitions... As a baby, I was apparently named the 'Cutest Baby Boy' in my region. 
Yes, BOY. Dammit. My claim to fame destroyed thanks to a mix-up by the judges who thought my name was Lawrence, not Lauren...
As the proud Mum of the winning 'BOY', my Mum scored a nifty dish which featured my photo. A memento that has always been on display at Mum's house & has been the cause of a few chuckles over the years.

For those interested in entering their bub into the Bonds Baby Search, time is running out.

One of my fav Australian actresses and star of Channel 9's Love Child, Jessica Marais has signed on to be the face of the 9th Annual Bonds Baby Search and will join fellow Bonds ambassador Pat Rafter in the selection process of choosing Australia's Most Adorable Baby (entries Close Monday March 3 at 4pm).

Silver Logie winner Jessica has an 18 month old daughter, Scout, with her partner - ex-Packed to the Rafter's star - James Stewart. Jessica is currently in a play in Brisbane, has a TV show and is balancing life as a mother.

A celebration of all Australian families and babies, Bonds are said to be looking for individuality and character in each and every baby. 

The categories this year are Bonds' Choice, People's Choice and Multiple Birth’s Category – a new category for the popular talent search due to the volume of entries from previous years. 
Five winners will be handpicked from each category, with a total of 15 winners overall.
Last year, 2013, was the biggest search to date with more than 65,500 entries (more than doubled 2012 entries) and more than 295,000 online votes.

For those who love stats, the most popular Australia Baby Names, after 35,000 plus entries, were:

Traditional names to enter the top 50 for the first time in  years – William #13 & Kate #44 –  a reflection on the renewed interest in British Royal Family?

Will you/ have you entered your little ones this year?

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