Downs Syndrome Association
Children and adults with Down’s syndrome are all unique individuals with their own personalities, family backgrounds and preferences that make them who they are.
We can offer you information, support and advice on any question or concern you have related to Down’s syndrome. We have specialist advisers who can provide you with information and support on issues such as health, social care, benefits and education for people with Down’s syndrome. We can help you to access support locally and may be able to direct you to other sources of information.
If you can’t find what you are looking for or need further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0333 1212 300 or email us on [email protected].
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.