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Best Sensory Toys For Special Needs Babies: Therapist Approved For Infant Stimulation

One of the benefits of finding out during pregnancy about my baby’s Down syndrome was getting a head start looking for resources.  We started therapy at just a few weeks old, where the therapist brought in toys and books to stimulate development. Over time we’ve gone to OT, PT, FT, (occupational therapy, physical therapy, feeding …

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Preparing For My Baby’s Heart Surgery

Finding out prenatally about our baby’s congenital heart defect was somewhat overshadowed by her other diagnosis’s, like Down syndrome and cystic hygroma.   We met cardiologists at the Maternal Fetal Center in Minneapolis as well as cardiologists in Southern California who confirmed that surgery would definitely be necessary. Our heart warrior had Tetrology of Fallot (TOF), …

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