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How to Take Care of a Baby with Down Syndrome?

Submitted by on September 20, 2011 – 1:55 amNo Comment




Down syndrome is a genetic birth defect affecting 1 in every 800 newborns. Down syndrome results in different forms of physical abnormalities and mental retardations. This article will inform you about the essentials while taking care of an infant with Down syndrome.

  • The first thing the parents of a baby with Down syndrome do is getting them enrolled in a support group dedicated to serve Down syndrome patients. The support group will help the parents to cope with the anger, sadness and grief associated with the fact that their baby is diagnosed with Down syndrome. The support group will also introduce parents to a pediatrician with several years of experience in handling cases of Down syndrome. According to medical experts, for offering perfect care to your Down syndrome affected baby, you must seek guidance from a team of experts. The baby might require undergoing several diagnostic tests before the final mode of treatment is decided.
  • A child with Down syndrome is likely to have poor muscle tone, a condition medically termed as hypotonia. Children with this genetic disorder might find it difficult to perform actions like walking, sitting up or rolling over. As a parent you must encourage your child to perform those actions, but hold him to offer additional support. Physical therapists might help in improving the muscle tone of infants with Down syndrome.

  • Keep on checking the body temperature of the Down syndrome affected child at regular intervals. This is done for ensuring that he is not suffering from a fever. High body temperature might result in extreme increase in the heart rate of these children. If the child is a victim of heart abnormalities, he should not be treated with nasal decongestants; medications of this category might lead to tachycardia.
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