DO BABIES WITH DOWN SYNDROME LOOK LIKE THEIR PARENTS?

When you learn that someone you know has had a baby with Down syndrome – or is expecting a baby with Down syndrome – it can be difficult to know what exactly to say or do.

 

Absolutely. Just like any child, a baby with Down syndrome will inherit his or her parents’ physical and personality traits. While babies with Down syndrome have distinct characteristics – like almond-shaped eyes and a slightly flatter nose – they can also share the same eyes colour, hair colour, smile, laugh, freckles as their family – and so much more. In fact, babies with Down syndrome look more like their family member than they resemble one another.