Mom Of First Gerber Baby With Down Syndrome Still Believes In Humanity
March 23, 2018
This year, the Gerber baby contest has a new winner. And it’s Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Georgia. He is the first child with Down syndrome to be named a Gerber baby since the beginning of the contest.
In late 1928, Fremont Canning Company was looking for a baby face to represent their new baby-food campaign. They organized a contest to which many drawings and paintings were submitted, but the winner was a charcoal drawing by Dorothy Hope Smith. Her drawing remained the face of the product until the beginning of 2011 when the company started looking for the next Gerber Baby, which eventually became a toddler named Mary Jane Montoya.