How to Make My Baby the Gerber Baby

By Ana Chandler
cute baby image by Barmaley from Fotolia.com

A contest was held in 1928 to select the face of Gerber baby products. Since then, many parents have wanted their beautiful baby to be the poster child of Gerber. While the familiar portrait found on Gerber packaging will not soon be replaced, the Gerber Products Company does hold searches for the next Gerber Generation baby.

Find a photograph of your child that you would like to submit. The photo should show the child's face, and your baby must be fully dressed with no distinguishable logos on his clothing. You must own the rights to the picture you want to submit, which means that you can not use professionally taken portraits.

Go to the Gerber Generation website (see Resource) and click "Upload Image." Find the baby picture that you want to submit, and upload it to the website.

Type your baby's first name into the box and select a milestone, which is a symbol for your baby's stage of development (see Resource). For example, if your baby can sit with some support, he is a "supported sitter." If he is crawling, choose "crawler." Below that, enter the date the photo was taken. The picture must be recent. Click "Next Step." Create an account with Gerber and verify your address. Your baby will be entered into the contest.

About the Author

Ana Chandler has been writing about graphic design since 2007. Her positions have ranged from guest blogger to freelancer, reflecting more than 10 years of experience in Web design. Chandler draws from her technology and beauty background to write for various websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English.