As a parent you play many different roles and wear many different hats in your child’s life. One minute you are the best friend, there to play and chat and the next you are the strong arm of the law, setting necessary boundaries to protect your little one’s best interests. One of these very vital hats you must wear is that of a nutritionist. Introducing your child to a healthy diet is crucial for their development, and parents want to be confident in their choices, especially as they transition from breast feeding to baby foods.
Since 1928, families have been turning to the trusted name Gerber for their babies nutritional needs. This family owned company’s baby food has graced our pantry shelves and invaded our TV sets with adorable commercials for decades, but how much do you really know about Gerber?
For instance, the Gerber baby’s history involves is more than a charcoal sketch, it is based off of a real person!The face the world has grown to know and love was a product of a competition to find the face of the company. Among the submissions was an unfinished charcoal sketch of an adorable Ann Turner Cook.
And if you were around in 1974, you may remember the time Gerber thought it’d be a great idea to make baby food for the single adult. Both gross and slightly depressing, Gerber 'Singles' were pulled from shelves fairly quickly as most adults weren’t too keen on eating pureed meat if they still had all of their teeth intact.
To learn more about the history surrounded this influential company, check out the accompanying slideshow!