New Parents

Resources that challenge, educate, and empower new parents of a baby with Down syndrome.

Having a new baby is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming to find out your child has Down syndrome. These following resource links help to provide honest perspectives through personal stories, encouragement and valuable information during the early days and years of welcoming a baby with Down syndrome.

#NobodyToldMe: the Truth about Down syndrome

For expectant and new parents who may be struggling with the news baby may have Down syndrome; to understand that they are not alone, that we are here to support them and educate them about the truth around having Down syndrome.

New Parents of a baby with Down syndrome

We support the whole family – including Dads, Grandparents, Medical Professionals, Maternity Units.

Read our frequently asked questions and feel free to join our supportive, non judgemental Facebook groups.

PADS Nursery Pack

We believe that at preschool age, children see each other just as children, and that nurseries/preschool settings already teach discreetly around differences.

However, we want to provide families with resources to educate and enlighten the practitioners who work with our children and have put together packs specifically for this purpose.

PADS Parents Recommended Resources

As parents we know how easy it is to spend time reinventing the wheel. We hope you will find these recommendations helpful and inspiring!

These are resources kindly recommended by our families. DSUK does not financially benefit from these recommendations; we are sharing to hopefully save you time!

Providing information, support and resources to expectant, new and preschool parents.

0 – 4 years

Support Training & Resources for parents and professionals of those of school age. 

4 – 11 years

Enabling children with Down syndrome to be toilet trained in time to start in pants4school!

0 – 5 years

A forum to help with promoting and supporting local Down syndrome support groups.

All ages

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