Parenting a child with Down’s syndrome

It seems very daunting at first when you first get the diagnosis that your baby has down’s syndrome. Your mind may start racing with all the challenges that may lie ahead, but deep down you would already know that this child, your child, is already special simply for existing. You may start to think of all the extra steps you have to take now, the alternative plans etc., but really none of it matters still because you know you will shower this child with love.
Since it may be a confusing time, here are some numbers that should hopefully make you more at ease as a parent. 79% of parents have stated that their outlook on life has become more positive, 94% of siblings are proud of their special sibling, and 99% of Down’s Syndrome patients have reported being happy. These angels truly are a blessing to have in your life. With a few simple steps you can learn how to make the best out of it all:
1. Learn to support yourself as you support your child.

2. Be patient with your baby.

3. When explaining things, break them down into small steps.

4. Nurture your child’s growth with love and attention.

5. Regularly follow up on your child’s health.

6. If your child has siblings, educate them on being supportive.

7. Your child can do everything, they just need a little more time.

Products to support child’s health

Leona's Multi-Vitamin Gummies

According to the National Academy of Sciences (Food and Nutrition Board), the Leonas Multi-Vitamin Gummies meets the requirements for the recommended dietary vitamin intake for Children 2 Years of age or older.

GummiKing Vitamin D

GummiKing chewable Vitamin D is a dietary supplement for children. No gelatin, vegan.

Kiwigarden Crunchy Apple & Strawberry Slices From 12 Months

Intense and lasting moisture to replenish sensitive, dry skin great for eczema-prone and very dry skin. Clinically proven to provide immediate, long-lasting hydration that soothes dry, itchy skin. Unique formula attracts water to the skin and helps prevent moisture loss.

Nuby Steam Baby Bottle Sterilizer

The Nuby One-Touch Steam Steriliser is a neutral, stylish sterilizer that can hold up to five bottles, of any brand, and it’s easy to stack. It can certainly do the job of sterilizing your bottles in five minutes, but you do need to allow for the three-minute warm-up when you switch it on. The contents can then be kept sterile for 24 hours.

Novalac Genio 3 Plus Vanilla

Using Fortified Growth Milk is one of the several simple things you can do to help your little one get all the Vitamins he/she needs. Genio 3 PLUS is growth milk that contains plenty of hard to get nutrients your toddler needs to grow to his/her full potential.

Resources

WebMD. “Parenting a Child With Down Syndrome”. Accessed on October 3, 2021.

Parents. “How to Raise a Child With Down Syndrome: Advice and Resources”. Accessed on October 3, 2021.

RaisingChildren.net.au “Down syndrome”. Accessed on October 3, 2021.

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