THE Queanbeyan Age has been chock full of chubby baby cheeks, and big wonder-filled baby eyes over the last month as we scoured the town for this year's cutest bubs.
Proud parents and extended families across Queanbeyan rose to the challenge, and after four weeks of voting and over 500 entries, a winner has been found in four-month-old Ivy Shoard.
Ivy's parents Kiah Barrett-Shoard and Tristin Shoard roped in friends and their large extended family to support their new bundle of joy, and were overjoyed to win.
"It's very exciting," mum Kiah said.
"We've kept the paper for her to show her when she's older."
Kiah described Ivy as a laid back baby who's won over not just her parents but her grandparents and many aunts and uncles as well, most of who voted for her.
"She's great. She eats well and sleeps well and is pretty laid back."
Ivy was born at Queanbeyan Hospital on March 28 and is a younger sister to the couple's three-year-old son, Cruz.
Local cuties Zahlia Jamie Lee Rapana Cross and Rocky Dal Molin came second and third respectively, with only four votes between them.
Qbn's Cutest Baby comp winners
1st prize- $250 gift card- Ivy Shoard (99 votes)
2nd prize- $150 gift card- Zahlia Jamie Lee Rapana Cross (64 votes)
3rd prize- $50 gift card- Rocky Dal Molin (60 votes)
Congratulations to all our entrants on their beautiful bubs, and thanks for supporting The Queanbeyan Age.