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Babies With Down Syndrome: A New Parents' Guide

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  68 ratings  ·  11 reviews
"Babies with Down Syndrome" --the book that thousands of new parents and professionals have turned to as their first source of information on Down syndrome--is newly revised and updated. The second edition is written by the same group of knowledgeable parents, doctors, nurses, educators, and lawyers, who cover everything parents need to know about raising their child in an ...more
Published January 1st 1995 by Woodbine House (first published January 1st 1987)
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Absolute must read for parents of a baby with Down Syndrome. Not only educational for my husband and I but also for our daughter's pediatrician and therapists.
People told me that this book was must-read when our son was born with Down Syndrome. It is not. This book is useless and extraordinarily negative about children with Down Syndrome. All it does is focus on the negatives of having a child with Down syndrome. Where is the beauty? Where is the joy? Where are the accomplishments of children with Down Syndrome? I could not stand this book. It had nothing positive to offer. It did not teach me anything about my son. I learned absolutely nothing from t ...more
Lee Anne
Very factual, detailed, easy to skim, positive, resourceful, hopeful. Great photos of darling kids.
After looking at some other people's reviews, I must add that I did not find this a negative book at all! As the grandparent to a new little girl I found the book encouraging and the photos of the children darling. It was a well-balanced hope for some "normalcy" in the life of our family. Lord knows, there is no such thing as "normalcy" in anyone's life these days anyway! Grab on and love that baby
This was a great overview and introduction. A little outdated (I saw this simply because this edition was published in the 90s) so I definitely need to get my hands on some more up-to-date information but this books provided me comfort, answered many of my initial questions, and will serve as an excellent foundation for this incredible journey we are embarking on.
Kristin Griffin
This book provides a good overview of Down syndrome and is best used as a reference book. I tried reading it cover to cover when my son was a newborn and found it overwhelming. I recently got rid of my 2nd edition as it is outdated. I would be interested in skimming the 3rd edition to see what changes have been made.
Lexi Magnusson
Lance went out and bought this the night we had Abby. It's all about what they can't do and how we are supposed to be all broken up and grieving the loss of our normal life. It did have SOME useful information, but not $25 worth. Seriously.
when you have this need.....its the FIRST go-to source!
Kathleen Stark
Good basic info for birth through age 5.
Negative.... Not positive in anyway
Some valid, helpful information.
Good but overwhelming.
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