Twinkle twinkle little star: Saoirse Beggs is the winner of 2015's Sudocrem Picture Your Baby competition
Saoirse Beggs, 21 months old and the winner of 2015's Sudocrem Picture Your Baby competition is this issue's cover star
This year's cover star, Saoirse Beggs, from Co. Dublin, took to her role in front of the camera with grace and aplomb. Her mother, Carina Galavan says her daughter, who was born on St. Patrick's Day, is a bubbly child.
"If we're out in shops and bump into strangers, they'll look and smile because she's always smiling. She's a happy little girl," Carina says.
Naturally Saoirse is the apple of Carina and her husband Niall's eye and she's very close to her grandparents and her cousins. Something she loves to do is to visit her maternal grandparents, who live on a farm in Kilkenny. "Her favourite toy is a cow!" her mother says.
Like many girls of this age, Saoirse likes to imitate what mum is doing. "Make-up is part of our vocabulary, which is quite funny and if she sees me putting on my blusher in the morning, she'll always want a go of that. She knows that it's mammy's make-up but I have to keep my make-up bag out of reach," says Carina.
"We're very happy and delighted with Saoirse and she's taught us a lot. She's definitely the boss of house."
Over the course of the last 12 months, Mothers & Babies has received hundreds upon hundreds of entries for our Sudocrem Picture Your Baby pages and we'd like to thank every parent who took the time to send in all these gorgeous photos. If you haven't seen your baby on these pages yet, please do keep sending them in because we're already looking for our 2016 winner.