Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby! If this is your first child then you’re about to experience one of life’s greatest joys and treasures as you experience parenthood. If this is not your first child, then you are truly blessed to be able to bring another precious little joy into the world.
Babies with Down Syndrome are just like other babies and require the same things from their parents including nourishment, attention and unconditional love. Like all other children they will grow and develop, learning everything that other children do although it might be at a different rate.
Your first and most important job is to love and cherish your child. Every child needs the love and support of their parents, especially a child who might have some extra hurdles to overcome in life. Reach out to as many resources as you can. Do your research, go on the internet and educate yourself on Down Syndrome and the challenges associated with raising a child who has Down Syndrome. If you live in Peel (or even if you don’t) feel free to reach out to us at any time, we would love to speak to you and see you at one of our meetings. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with us and write us a message on Facebook. We would love to hear from you!