Heartwarming First Meeting: 1-Year-Old Boy With Down Syndrome Cries When His Newborn Sister Isn’t Near
Ashlyn and Logan Williams, the parents of a 1-year-old boy born with Down Syndrome called Brooks, were initially really concerned that their son would be jealous of his newborn little sister, called Collyns. To their astonishment, when they took the baby home for the first time, the little boy immediately fell in love with the baby. He even cried every time his mother would take her out of his view.
The moment Ashlyn puts the baby in Logan’s lap, Brooks would beam with happiness and get closer to see her better.
In the video that went viral, you can see the little boy smile and giggle as he stares at his sister while she is sleeping in their father’s lap.
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Ashlyn said that when they met for the first time in the hospital, he reacted in the same way, so they decided to capture the heartwarming moment on video too.
Each year in the US, around 6,000 babies are born with Down Syndrome. This condition is due to the presence of an extra chromosome. Children born with Down Syndrome develop and grow more slowly than other children. They have learning issues but also numerous health issues which if caught on time can be well-managed and prolong their lifespan.
Getting the right care, these children can have happy, rich, and long lives. They can make friends, take care of themselves, go to regular schools, and learn new skills.
According to the studies, social inclusion is what these children need. It would be beneficial both for them and their parents.
To accelerate and encourage their development, children born with Down Syndrome should be enrolled in early-intervention services. This involves working with speech, occupational and physical therapists, as well as with early-childhood educators.