2017 Pamper Scamper Attracted Leading Infant Athletes

2017 Pamper Scamper Attracted Leading Infant Athletes

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They came. They sat. They crawled.

The winning athletes and their mothers posed with their prizes. Photos courtesy of the City of Ocean City.

Ocean City hosted it’s annual Pamper Scamper this morning (August 8) on the beach at Sixth Street. It was sponsored by Bowfish Kids.

For over four decades, the good-natured competition has challenged parents to leave their infant children in the center of a parachute spread out on the beach … and has challenged the infants to crawl back to the perimeter of the parachute and the welcoming arms of their parents.

The event included numerous heats of eight infants divided into three age categories: 9 months old and younger, 9 months to 12 months, and 12 months to 15 months.

It was just another fun day in America’s Greatest Family Resort.

The Pamper Scamper is a prelude to Ocean City’s 108th annual Baby Parade, which takes place 5 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 10) on the Boardwalk between Sixth and 12th streets.