A US policeman made international headlines at the weekend after he rescued a baby from a runaway trolley as it sped towards a busy road.
Wisconsin officer Adam Brunclik received a letter of commendation recently after being filmed chasing the trolley down a hill and dragging the child to safety. Read more
But he was not the only person whose heroics were caught on camera this year.
From a Bathurst police officer who cut a drowning child from a flooding car to a stranger who jumped onto train tracks to rescue a mother and child, here are some of the bravest baby rescues of 2012.