Dad in Tears after Son with Down Syndrome Named New Gerber Baby
Meet the 2018 Gerber baby, a sweet 1-year-old boy chosen from among 140,000 entries from hopeful parents across America. Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Georgia, is the first baby with Down syndrome to claim the coveted honor of being Gerber’s Spokesbaby.
Since 2010, Gerber has held a yearly contest to find a fresh babyface to represent the brand. Prior to the yearly contest, the charcoal-sketched cherub face of the original Gerber baby, Ann Turner Cook, had been the face of Gerber since 1927.
As the Gerber team poured over the entries of chubby-cheeked tots from across the country, it was Lucas who stood out.
Tears streamed down the face of Lucas’ father, Jason Warren, who was overwhelmed with pride and gratitude that a baby with special needs would win the honor.