American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win Goods from Gerber!

Every baby looks like he or she could be the Gerber Baby, no? But the sketch is of a woman named Ann Turner Cook, who was 5 months old in 1929 when her neighbor drew her for what would become the iconic baby face. She visited our offices a few years ago, and we loved it! 

Gerber is running a nationwide baby-photo search on Facebook right now. The winner will appear in an ad campaign but even better, get $50,000! You have until August 26th to upload your little one’s photo. Best of luck, maybe your own kid will be the 2012 Gerber Baby!

As for Gerber’s baby food, my own daughter was an infant when they debuted their first organics. Now, the organic recipes come in pouches that are easy to throw in your diaper bag and less heavy in your grocery bag than the traditional glass jars. (Though the jars can be recycled, so they have that going for them.) I have such fond memories of planning out baby Grace’s meals. She loved prunes and apricots most of all, so we’d often do one of those for breakfast, but always got a green vegetable in at lunch or dinner. It’s still pretty much the same for her at age 10; fruit with breakfast and broccoli or peas or salad with dinner!

I’m happy to say that Gerber is going to give one lucky family almost $110 worth of free baby food just for leaving a comment at this post. Tell me your baby’s favorite puree flavor, perhaps? You have from now through the end of the day on Wednesday, August 8th, to leave a comment. We’ll randomly pick one person to win 15 Gerber Graduate Puffs, 15 Gerber Graduate Lil’ Entrees, and 25 Gerber Organic 2nd Food Pouches, a $108.95 value. You can read the official rules here. Good luck! 

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  1. by Jennifer Gerena

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I just had my first baby so I need all the help I can get! :D I love Gerber!!!

  2. by Kacy

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    My children L-O-V-E anything that has the word “berry” in it. :) This would come in handy for our upcoming family camping trip!

  3. by gail craner

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    both of my sons love gerber food!

  4. by Diane

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    My sons favorite flavor is apple mango strawberry.

  5. by Sana

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    My son loves gerber! They have great things and awesome flavors!

  6. by April Shenberger

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    My 8 month old loves, loves, loves the Apple Blueberry Spinach pouch from Gerber! He’ll eat them all, but that one is his absolute favorite. Would be great to win this yummy prize pack!

  7. by Esther McInnis

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    My baby’s favorite puree is Sweet Potatoes!

  8. by Jesika

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    My little one is due soon! I’m having fun reading all the tips I get from Gerber as well as the magazines I’ve been reading. I just hope my little girl will love the same food as I do like green beans, bananas, apricots and anything with berry! I’m enjoying learning about all the new products that are out there. Very different from what I remember.

  9. by Jada

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    First I’d like to say Gerber has so many great flavors and I love having my son try out new ones all the time! He seems to enjoy more then most of them!!! I think a few of his favorites would have to be Bananas (popular choice, I know) and Sweet Potatoes!!

  10. by alicia

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    My boys love the puffs!!!

  11. by Leslie

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    We still have 9 more weeks before we meet our little bundle of joy, but certainly plan on Gerber being a part of meal time in the near future.

  12. by holly

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    my daughter loves any flavor and she’s OBSESSED with all of the puffs!

  13. by Tanya

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I have a 7month old and on a tight budget, could use all the help I can get with baby needs.

  14. by Heather Holloway

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    My son loves sweet potato and I love that its a healthy snack

  15. by Marisa Shea

    On August 2, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    My baby boy is 2 months old and will start on baby food in 2 more months. As a new mom I LOVE the idea of organic baby food for him. He’s already started Gerber Rice Cereal in his milk believe it or not!! We’re looking forward to Gerber baby food!!

  16. by Courtney Shipp-Wynn

    On August 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Jake’s favorite puree is squash.

  17. by Jhosemary

    On August 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Just found out my son LOVES eating his baby food on his own from the pouch. He doesnt even make a mess. And they are perfect for when you are on the run and cant sit to feed him. Would be awesome if we won!

  18. by Megan Fulford

    On August 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    My daughter loves apples and sweet potatoes. She just tried some cherry vanilla puffs this week ( her first crunchy food) and she couldn’t get enough!

  19. by Stephanie

    On August 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    My son loves all the Gerber baby food flavors! He is definitely a Gerber baby!!!!!!!

  20. by Catrina carter

    On August 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I could use some gerber baby food. My daughter, CJ, is 6 months old and refuses ANYTHING but a bottle. I’m spending a small fortune trying to find SOMETHING that she will eat.

  21. by Kelly G

    On August 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Our daughter love Gerber! We’re having our second baby this winter… so any baby food will be great!

  22. by melissa

    On August 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    We love Gerber in my house!

  23. by Sara

    On August 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    My oldest LOVED Harvest Vegetables with Mixed Grains!! She would have to eat them for lunch EVERY DAY or she’d get mad at me. =) Now I feed them to my youngest for lunch!

  24. by Dawn L.

    On August 2, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    My youngest (baby #4) is now in the baby food stage and he has such an adventurous pallet! Gerber has always been my favorite brand of baby food (and my kids would agree) :-) I absolutely LOVE the new pouches!!

  25. by Alicia

    On August 2, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    We love gerber at our house! My 15 month old would eat the entire container of puffs in one sitting if I let her!

  26. by Amber

    On August 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Just had my 3rd 8 weeks ago, so not quite ready for baby food yet, but soon enough! :)

  27. by Stacey

    On August 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    My son just lives gerber puffs and lil entrees!!!! I really hope we win!

  28. by Melissa

    On August 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    My little girl loves any and all food – she’s allergic to strawberries and blueberries though.

  29. by Meagen brooklier

    On August 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    My daughter practically lives off the lil entrees. With two full time working parents and a newborn baby brother, its the best way to make sure shes getting a nutritious and complete dinner every night!

  30. by Kellie Benge

    On August 3, 2012 at 12:07 am

    My baby girl is almost 3 months old, but I can’t wait to try some rice cereal and sweet potato with her.

  31. by Miranda

    On August 3, 2012 at 1:19 am

    I LOVE Gerber!! All 3 of my boys have loved Gerber! All 3 of my boys’ favorite Gerber product has been the Banana Cookies :)

  32. by Liz

    On August 3, 2012 at 6:48 am

    My son just started eating Gerber’s rice cereal, but I’m looking forward to finding out what his favorite food is. Maybe he’ll love plums as much as I did when I was a baby.

  33. by Corey Beth

    On August 3, 2012 at 7:12 am

    My daughter LOVES the Gerber baby foods! Her favorites are prunes and bananas, but enjoys everything we’ve given her! I hope we win, my daughter would be so happy!

  34. by Jessica Hartshorn

    On August 3, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Thanks! And Gerber posted a message about the contest, just reposting here so there’s no frustration when trying to enter:

    Photo Search Tip of the Day: Once you have entered a photo of your child, we need to take a quick look to make sure it meets the requirements. Don’t worry – this won’t take long! Just give us three working days and we’ll get back to you by email to let you know if your entry is successful!

  35. by Ashley Moultrie

    On August 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I just started introducing my son to foods. Being able to try gerber organics would be great!

  36. by lucy

    On August 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Addi loves her puffs she’d eat the whole container if i’d let her..her fav is the peach ones but the sweet potatoe comes in as a close second ;)

  37. by Erika Blanchard

    On August 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    My daughter is 7 months old and her favorite food is the Gerber Stage 1 Organic Carrots (haven’t given her much fruit yet, as I want her to get used to veggies first). The funny thing is, when she eats her carrots, she sucks her thumb after every bite – but only for a second and then opens her mouth and wants more carrots. She doesn’t do this with any other food….Excited to expand her pallet!

  38. by Starla

    On August 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Anything with sweet potato is an instant winner here!

  39. by Bonnie L

    On August 3, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    The sweet potato is loved but also the peaches.

  40. by Danielle R

    On August 4, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Our daughter will start eating food in one month, Gerber is my one and only choice when she starts.

  41. by Erika

    On August 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I grew up with Gerber and now my son Adam will too!!

  42. by Katie O

    On August 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Little one loves banana!

  43. by Lori Gauthier

    On August 5, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Our favorite flavor is banana!

  44. by Katie O

    On August 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Our favorite is banana!

  45. by Katie O

    On August 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Our fav is bananas!

  46. by Cynthia

    On August 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    My daughter is only 8 weeks old, so she has a few months until she can eat solids, but my three-year-old son LOVED anything with sweet potatoes when he was younger.

  47. by Colleen S

    On August 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Banana

  48. by Muriel

    On August 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    So far my son likes sweet potatoes the best.

  49. by Julie Travaglini

    On August 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    My son loves his Gerber food, the puffs are his favorite and the dog loves them too!! :)

  50. by Juanita

    On August 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    My nine month old son loves the mango smoothie. And my two year loves the gerber pouches!! It would be incredible to win!

  51. by Brooke J

    On August 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    My little boy ZJ loves his cereal. He just tasted vegetables for the first time. I would say peas are his favorite so far. We have not tried fruits yet.

  52. by Michelle Lyon

    On August 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    My one year old daughter’s favorite way to receive fruit is when I squeeze an organic Gerber pouch straight into her mouth! She thinks it is very silly and opens wide.

  53. by Jessie Faralli

    On August 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    My little 8 month old Braelyn LOVES sweet potatoes!! We could defiantly use the help right now on getting some free food.

  54. by Jessie

    On August 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    My little 8month old, Braelyn, LOVES sweet potatoes! :) We could defiantly use some free food for our growing baby girl.

  55. by Audrey Albinger

    On August 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    My daughter has just started eating Gerber puffs and loves the blueberry ones. She gets a whole little fist full, grins and then starts trying to eat them.

  56. by Denise

    On August 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    My son is 8 months and loves everything Gerber. I think is favorite might be macaroni and cheese and vegetables dinner and apples. He always wants more!!

  57. by Karen

    On August 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    My four month old is just starting to eat and we would love to win!!!!

  58. by Erica

    On August 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    My cousin’s sweet little girl is just starting to eat. I’m not sure what Kylie does or doesn’t like yet, but I’m sure she like all these other awesome mom’s could use the help. Good Luck everyone, :)

  59. by Elissa

    On August 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    We’ve been through peaches, green beans and bananas and so far bananas are the only things she seems to enjoy!

  60. by Alexis F.

    On August 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    My little one loves sweet potatoes and apples!

  61. by April M.

    On August 6, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    My girls love sweet potatoes!!

  62. by Sarah G

    On August 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    My little girl started baby food a couple weeks ago and she LOVES her Gerber! Her favorites are definitely sweet potatoes and bananas

  63. by Josanne

    On August 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

    My almost 1 year old son loves loves loves alllll fruits!!! He would eat vegetable to the point where he is satisfied. But fruits are his favorite, especially apple, kiwi mango from gerber

  64. by Melanie S.

    On August 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    My little man loves his puffs so much and is forever eating SOMETHING!! This would be great for my growing boy!!

  65. by Katie O

    On August 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Our favorite is bananas, yum!

  66. by Liz Ticona

    On August 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    He loves the Pear flavor of Gerber 2nd foods :)

  67. by Sara S.

    On August 7, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    My son loves all of the non-green Gerber foods! We are still working on loving peas and green beans. I would have to say his favorite is either carrots or sweet potatoes.

  68. by Katie O

    On August 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Bananas are our favorite!

  69. by Deana

    On August 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Sweet potatoes are a favorite.

  70. by Teresa

    On August 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    My baby starts solids at the end of the month and likes rice cereal so far!

  71. by Kourtney Eidam

    On August 9, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for playing! This contest is now closed.