Thanks to social media and a certain royal birth it really did feel like it was the year of the celebrity baby photo. While eager snappers camped outside hospitals to steal the first snaps of A-list bairns, not all baby revelations came in the same way as Prince George's dramatic greeting to the world at the Lindo Wing. As actor Josh Duhamel commented when he unveiled the first image of his son Axl to the world on Instagram, '#paparazziyoucanleaveourhousenow'.
After the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first born, the most high profile new arrival of the year had to be Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's daughter North West. Proud mum Kim hasn't been as generous with her personal pics as we imagined - no we're not referring to that belfie - all in all she's only posted six photos of her likkle Nori since giving birth in June. That's not even one a month, which we think is very reserved. The images she has shared more than make up for it however, as Nori is one hell of a cute kid. The most recent snap showcases the wee nipper's cheeky grin and mahoosive eyes that bare more than a little resemblance to mama Kim's own peepers. Kanye West's progeny has also been getting an early education with an introduction to the art world at Miami Basel from American artist extraordinaire Jeff Koons and a personal styling session in Paris with Givenchy's creative director Ricardo Tisci.
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Blue Ivy Carter, who turns two in January has become quite the fashionista this year too. It's not that difficult to understand why when her parents are an international pop star with a designer wardrobe to boot and a rap mogul with his own clothing empire. Beyonce and Jay Z kit out their kiddie in leather jackets, Dr Martens and printed frocks and the little princess, who travels the world with the couple seems to change her hairstyle more than Queen Bey herself.
Speaking of mini mes, Harper Beckham caused quite a stir at New York Fashion Week when she arrived alongside her daddy David. The top knot touting toddler sat front row alongside US Vogue's Anna Wintour and Hamish Bowles, who appeared to give designer Victoria Beckham's daughter their nod of approval. Yes, fashion kids really do have the upper hand in the style stakes - just ask Harlow Richie, Skyler Berman, Flynn Bloom and Anja Ambrosio.
Check out the cutest celebrity kids of 2013 in the gallery above...