Harrison is a big flirt. Down Syndrome doesn’t stop him from smiling at the ladies. His daycare teachers told me they had to separate Harrison from a new little girl who started in the baby room today because he kept kissing her! I guess Harrison is staking his claim on the new kid in class already 🙂
Harrison wants you to meet his friends. He’d like you to get to know as many children with Down Syndrome as possible. When we first found out that Harrison had DS, I searched the internet for information about the chromosomal “abnormality.” Around the same time, a noticed a colleague in the PR field was posting photos of a beautiful little girl with Down Syndrome on Facebook. After just a few messages on the social media site, we made a date to meet Molly, and I’m so glad we got to know this amazing little girl.
Click the link below to read Molly’s story, the first in our series of profiles of Harrison’s Heroes. Let’s meet other children with Down Syndrome and show the world they are just like us.
We purchased Hip Helpers for Harrison a few weeks ago, and we love them. They look like baby spandex and keep your little one’s legs together while rolling, crawling or playing. Hip Helpers are one of our favorite down syndrome resources.
Babies with low muscle tone, like children with Down Syndrome, don’t have much control over their hip muscles, so their legs can spread easily. To encourage kids to keep their legs in line with their torsos, Hip Helpers are an excellent resource.
According to their website, Hip Helpers were developed by a physical therapist and are suggested for children 6 months to 3 years old. We started using Hip Helpers on Harrison when he was about 8 months old, and we put them on under his pants and over his diaper everyday. For just $15 per pair, Hip Helpers are an affordable way to reduce hip abduction.
More info at www.hiphelpers.com.