Gerber Intros First Baby With Down Syndrome

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He is also making history as the first victor of the Gerber Baby Photo Search to have Down syndrome. Little Lucas Warren, 18-months-old, was chosen out of more than a hundred thousand entries.

Bill Partyka, CEO and president of Gerber, says Lucas's smile and happy expression captured the hearts of the Gerber team.

Netizens have applauded the decision of the brand as the move will support children with special needs and will help the society accept them just as others.

Gerber CEO and president Bill Partyka says Lucas is the flawless fit - and Fuller couldn't agree more.

To celebrate the win, Lucas and his parents appeared on the Today Show on Wednesday.

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A boy with Down's syndrome has been selected as the face of an American baby food in a breakthrough for efforts to change social attitudes towards children with learning difficulties.

His parents posted a photo on Instagram with the contest's hashtag showing the baby smiling.

In addition to the Grand Prize victor, Gerber honored twelve additional winners in the “Giggles and Wiggles” and “Best Dressed” categories. The “Best Dressed” winners will receive $500, courtesy of Gerber Childrenswear, $250 worth of Gerber Childrenswear and a years supply of Gerber products.

The company has been holding this contest since 1927, year-after-year, without interruption.

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