Go, Baby, Go!

During Molokai’s 6th Annual Keiki Expo, a contest known as the ‘Diaper Dash’ saw proud parents cheer for their babies as they crawled on all fours over the finish line.

Winner of the ‘Diaper Dash’ was 10-month-old Azaelah Lavoie-Kahalewai (pictured below), daughter of Malia and Marlin Lavoie. The fast-moving Azaelah won a toy push-buggy, while the other contestants received gift certificates.

Among the six contestants were babies ranging in age from six to 14 months. Lori-Lei Rawlins-Crivello, Keiki Expo organizer, said the babies had to crawl from start to finish, without standing up or receiving assistance from their parents.

“One keiki took off,” said Rawlins-Crivello, “and then halfway through, decided to go back to the start line.”


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