For New Parents

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Congratulations on the birth of your baby

If your baby is healthy, their needs will be just like other babies. You don’t need to be doing anything different or special at this stage. It can be difficult at first to see past the Down’s syndrome to your baby’s individual personality. Take time to listen to your new baby, get to know them and enjoy spending time with them. A loving secure environment is the most important thing that you can give your baby at this time.

New parents are sometimes concerned that they need to do something special or different to support their new baby’s development. This is very normal, but don’t be hard on yourself. Give yourself time to adjust, and spend time with your new baby. The rest can come later!

You may have lots of questions or feel rather overwhelmed by what it means to have a baby with Down’s syndrome.