Monday, 19 February, 2018

New Gerber Baby First With Down Syndrome

Lucas Warren 2018 Gerber spokesbaby Lucas Warren 2018 Gerber spokesbaby
| 09 February, 2018, 08:43

The 18-month-old toddler from Dalton, Georgia, won Gerber Baby's Photo Search. In 2017, the logo was refreshed to pay homage to the original black-and-white sketch of the first Gerber baby, Ann Turner Cook, who just celebrated her 91st birthday.

“This is such a proud moment for us as parents knowing that Lucas has a platform to spread joy, not only to those he interacts with every day, but to people all over the country, ” said Lucas mom, Cortney Warren.

Gerber picked Lucas from more than 140,000 entries to its photo search contest. The 2018 Gerber baby is here!

The first Gerber baby was Ann Turner Cook, who celebrated her 91st birthday previous year.


Lucas' father, Jason Warren, said he hopes this will bring more acceptance for people with conditions such as Down syndrome.

Lucas and his family live in Dayton, OH. He is the first baby with Down syndrome to win since the contest's start in the 1920's. Cortney Warren said she entered the contest on a whim, after a relative pointed out an ad seeking submissions. Lucas will also appear on the company's social media channels and in advertisements throughout the year.

"We're hoping this will impact everyone - that it will shed a little bit of light on the special needs community and help more individuals with special needs be accepted and not limited", he told "Today". "He's got an awesome personality and he goes through the milestones of every child". Congratulations, Lucas! Looking forward to seeing your sweet smiling face all year!

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