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Long Island babies gear up for second annual Diaper Derby

The Smith Haven Mall is hosting the second

The Smith Haven Mall is hosting the second annual Diaper Derby on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. Photo Credit: Chuck Fadely

Long Island babies, it's time to get out your racing gear. The second annual Diaper Derby is back at Smith Haven Mall on Saturday, April 11.

The spirited crawling competition, hosted by WBLI personalities Jayson (from "Dana & Jayson in the Morning") and Syke!, is a free event held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the mall's Center Court. Crawlers younger than 12 months who are not yet walking are eligible to compete in one of six heats, with the fastest crawlers moving on to the semifinals and grand finale. The fastest crawlers will win first-, second- and third-place prizes.

Treats for both babies and their parents include complimentary refreshments, a whimsical baby-themed photo booth, raffles, discounts and more. The first 200 people who register will receive a diaper swag bag filled with goodies.

“After the success of last year’s event, we are thrilled to, once again, host Diaper Derby at Smith Haven Mall,” said Ann M. Schultz, director of marketing and business development for Smith Haven Mall in a news release. “This competition celebrates one of the most exciting, and life changing, milestones for babies so we are pleased to offer an opportunity for parents to enjoy it in a dynamic and fun environment.”

If you want to register your competitive crawler, visit Simon Guest Services or call 631-724-8066. For more information, visit Facebook.com/SmithHavenMall and click on Events.

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