'Little poser' Tyrese has a big chance of winning prize
THE youngest baby to be entered so far into the Post's Baby and Toddler of the Year 2012 has been described as already being ''a little poser'' by his mum.
Six-day-old Tyrese Arboine slept through his photo shoot at the Victoria Centre this week but still looked like he was striking a pose for the camera.
Mum Emma McIntosh, 27, of Sneinton, said she was very proud of her little boy.
She said: "Tyrese is my only child and when I first saw him I was overcome with emotion.
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"He was born on July 31 after three days of labour, so when it was finally over I was really relieved.
"It was the best feeling when I saw him.
"I decided to enter him into the competition by chance really, as I was in town and needed a copy of the Post. I saw the stall in the Victoria Centre and just thought 'why not.'"
Emma added: "He slept through his photo shoot but that didn't stop him posing.
"He's still too young to know what kind of personality he has, but at the moment he just absolutely loves his cuddles.
"I'm hoping my friends and family will vote for him to win in the competition."
Marketing manager at the Victoria Centre Liz Sewell said this year's competition looked set to be the biggest yet.
She said: "I'm delighted to say that Baby and Toddler of the Year has kicked off to a great start with queues already forming every day since we opened the event.
"What this says is that the event is gearing up to be the biggest and best ever.
"We would encourage anyone thinking of entering the competition to come down here as soon as they can to make sure that they get the opportunity to enter."
The photo sessions will run until Saturday, August 18.
Opening times will be from 9.30am until 5pm Monday to Friday, 9.30am until 5.30pm on Saturdays and 11am until 4.30pm on Sundays.
Parents and carers need to cut out a token from the Post between these dates in order to get their child's picture taken.
There will be a winner in each of the categories – up to nine months, ten to 18 months, 19 to 36 months and three to five years – who will win £500 each.
The overall winner will scoop the top prize of the coveted Baby of the Year trophy and £1,500.
The winners will be announced in late October or early November.
Parents and carers who enter their child at tomorrow's photo session will be in with a chance of winning a special photo prize courtesy of John Lewis.