Would you race your baby to win a laptop?
I don't see the outrage behind it. The babies crawl across those padded gym mats, not through an obstacle course bristling with barbed wire while rabid dogs snap at their heels.
I think most parents probably find it cute. Besides, any parent who gets too into it to win the laptop (think losing their mind if the baby doesn't win) gives you an early look at who probably doesn't have the best interests of the kid in mind. If they had social workers at these events taking note of parents flipping their lid so they can keep an eye on them in the future, everyone wins.