You GUYS! Meet the First Gerber Baby With Down Syndrome

The Gerber Baby has been an American icon since its inception in 1928, and the contest held each year for that year’s spokesbaby has always been popular amongst adoring parents. Year after year, the baby company has been represented by adorable American tots, but there is something truly remarkable about the 2018 Gerber Baby contest winner, Lucas Warren: in addition to being Gerber-dorable, he has Down syndrome.

That’s right, Lucas is making history as the first Gerber Baby with Down syndrome — or any disability for that matter. I must admit, when I saw the news announced on the TODAY show, I squealed a little, because I am a BIG fan of individuals with Down syndrome and am an advocate for helping others see how wonderful their lives are and how important they are to our society. So, this was VERY welcome news to me!

Lucas’ mom, Cortney, told TODAY that she entered Lucas in the 2018 Gerber Baby contest via Instagram, simply hashtagging the adorable photo of him above.

Gerber President and CEO Bill Partyka said Lucas’ smile won him the prize and captured the hearts of their team.

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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