First baby with Down syndrome wins Gerber baby contest
This year's Gerber baby is a very adorable 18-month-old boy from Dalton, Georgia — and the first child with Down syndrome to win the annual contest.
Gerber announced Lucas Warren as the eighth winner of their annual Gerber Baby Photo Search on Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2018). He was chosen from among 140,000 entries. Gerber President and CEO Bill Partyka said in a statement, "Lucas' winning smile and joyful expression won our hearts this year, and we are all thrilled to name him our 2018 Spokesbaby."
Lucas's mother Cortney Warren said, "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."