Improving the quality of life of individuals with Down syndrome.

 
Babies with Down Syndrome

Raising a child with Down syndrome can present a huge learning curve for parents. The Canadian Down Syndrome Society and Halton Down Syndrome Association have created a New Parent Package to help parents get their bearings on this new road. Please contact office@haltondownsyndrome.com if you would like to receive a package. 

 

Other Resources

It can be extremely overwhelming searching online for information about babies with Down syndrome. We therefore recommend this list of resources to help get you started on your research:

 

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has published a wonderful booklet called Breastfeeding a Baby with Down Syndrome. Download the pdf from their website or contact us for a New Parent Package and you'll find it there.

 

babies_with_down_syndrome.jpegPublished in 2008, Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parent's Guide is a great start when learning about your child's condition. Find it in our Halton libraries:

Burlington Public Library

Halton Hills Public Library

Milton Public Library

Oakville Public Library





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Gifts is a beautiful collection of stories by mothers sharing their journey with others. Find Gifts or its sequel, Gifts 2, at: 

Burlington Public Library

Oakville Public Library

Halton Hills Public Library

Milton Public Library




Down_syndrome_parenting.jpegNatalie Hale will tell you everything the medical professionals won't about parenting a child with Down syndrome.


Burlington Public Library

Halton Hills Public Library

Milton Public Library





There are also some wonderful blogs which might help parents know they are not alone. Check out Enjoying the Small Things for the beautiful birth story of Nella, a little girl with Down syndrome. The Happy Soul Project is also a great uplifting blog about the journey of Pip!