Milestones and Down Syndrome, something nearly every parent on this path Googles.
Once parents use the almighty Google, Milestones and Down Syndrome should be listed right next to the verb, patience.
These milestones are a concept I never gave much thought to with my typical kiddos. I mean, in a vague sense I knew about when they would start to babble, sit, crawl and walk, but I wasn’t hyper sensitive to it. When one of my children didn’t walk until she was 14 months old, I didn’t worry, I just knew it would come eventually. When one of my children didn’t talk much until almost 2, again, no worries I knew it would be fine.
Physical therapy exercises for babies with Down Syndrome
Whether done at home or another location physical therapy for Down Syndrome is not terribly difficult.
Realizing from the beginning that my baby with Down Syndrome was likely going to need lots of help learning some of the skills I always took for granted with his 5 older siblings, I immediately became proactive. I am very blessed to live in a location that provides physical therapy for Down Syndrome in home, both as a free service, and also as a service billed to my insurance. However, I was also a Google-aholic and I wanted to find anything I could do to help my little one. In chatting with other moms from around the world I have come to learn that not all children with Down Syndrome are given the same therapies so, never one to hoard helpful information, I thought I would share what I have been doing at home with Cedar.
Our children who come out made by designer hands and rockin’ designer genes take us on a tour of the world they are in. Their muscles are not as strong as other babies, they often have heart problems, they can have difficulties as a result of smaller nasal passages and ear canals, floppier tracheas, gut and bowel issues, truthfully the list can go on and on depending on the child.
It can take significantly longer for our children to hold up their heads, babble and coo, crawl, walk, talk, read, write, and the list again can go on and on.
The Speech Teacher’s Top 5 tips for Children with Down Syndrome