2018 Gerber Baby Is First Child With Down Syndrome

Search is on for 2020 Gerber baby

Kairi Yang’s reign as the 2019 Gerber spokesbaby is coming to end.

That means your child could take her place.

» Georgia baby named Gerber’s first spokesbaby with Down syndrome

Kairi, who lives in Hickory, North Carolina, is Gerber’s first spokesbaby of Hmong descent. She beat out more than half a million other babies to represent the company.

“As we celebrate our 10th anniversary of Photo Search, we’re extremely proud to look back on all of the babies that we’ve celebrated and to continue Gerber’s long-standing heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby,” Gerber President and CEO Bill Partyka said on the company’s website. “We always strive to make each year of Photo Search bigger and better than the last, and we encourage families all over the country to submit their little ones for a chance to be a part of this special year with us.”

» 2019 Gerber baby Kairi Yang makes history

In 2018, then-1-year-old Lucas Warren of Dalton became Gerber’s first spokesbaby with Down syndrome.

“We have loved every minute of our experience with Gerber and are so proud and humbled by the love the world has shown our little boy,” Cortney Warren, Lucas’ mom, said in Gerber’s 2018 news release. 

The winner of the contest will be the face of Gerber on all social media channels and will win $25,000.

» First-ever Gerber baby poses with current Gerber baby in a photo that's just too cute to handle

If your child is between 1 day and 48 months old, you can enter him or her in the competition.

1. Take a photo or video of your sweetie pie.

2. Upload the photo or video to the official Gerber Photo Search 2020 submission website.

3. That’s it. There is a maximum of one entry per child per family throughout the entire submission period, which ends  at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 21.

For more rules about how to enter, visit gerber.com/contest-rules.

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