In my last post I mentioned how much joy it brings me to see Noah doing things that typical children do. When we first learned Noah was born with Down syndrome I remember wondering if I’d ever get a chance to play with Noah the way I thought I would before I knew he had Down syndrome…if that makes sense. In fact that was one of several fears I had about rising a child with Down syndrome…that never came true.[Read More…]
6 Reasons Why The Fisher Price Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Count and Color Gumball Machine Should Be In Your Child’s Toy Box!
I’m always on the look out for fun toys that serve a dual purpose. I’m looking for toys that are fun and that help my child learn and develop. Whenever I find toys like this, I call that a toy win! And I’m sure as a parent you like hearing about toy wins, so sit back, relax, and let me tell you about this one.
A while back I came across the awesome Fisher Price Roll-a-Rounds Swirlin Surprise Gumballs machine (which also made our list of the best Fisher Price learning toys.) To be honest, I’m not sure where I first saw this toy, but I’m guessing it was at one of Noah’s many occupational therapy visits. (I seriously think we have bought this kid every toy we’ve ever seen any of this therapists use! Can any of you other parents relate to this?)[Read More…]
Today we took Noah to get his first real haircut. I say that because this was actually the second time we’ve taken Noah to get a haircut. I can’t really count his first hair cut as his first real haircut however since all he did was sit on my lap at the end of one of my haircuts and have my hairstylist give him a trim.
Oh and he wasn’t a fan, but really, what toddler really likes to get a haircut?
I’ve heard horror stories from other parents about their frustrating experience trying to get their child’s haircut, and I was worried how Noah would do when he had to actually get a real haircut. Thankfully, we found a place that specializes in giving kids haircuts, but not just that…they actually specialize in giving children with special needs haircuts! Pretty awesome, huh?
Check out the video below of Noah getting his first haircut from Snip-Its below then keep reading to see why we like this place![Read More…]
What A UK Mother Of A Child With “Down’s Syndrome” Has In Common With American Moms…And How We’re All Like A Bunch Of Balloons!
**The following is a guest post from Hayley Goleniowska who blogs at Downs Side Up which has been voted the Down Syndrome blog in Europe two years in a row. Her daughter Natalia (who was born with Down Syndrome is a clothing model and campaigns for ad inclusion.**
I write a little blog from the UK, called Downs Side Up and the guys at Noah’s Dad have always been a great source of inspiration for me. So you can imagine how enormously honoured I was when Rick asked me to pen a guest post for him as part of Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
But what to write?[Read More…]
Down Syndrome Resources
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Down Syndrome Therapy
3 Activities To Do Before Your Child Takes Their First Steps, Plus Noah Cruising On The Gait Trainer!
[tentblogger-youtube UMGFPld6f_U] Noah took his first steps on the gait trainer back in December. … [Read More...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlGOTxhYv60 Noah has been working on his pincer grasp (which is a … [Read More...]