Downright Dads

(because Dads are special too)

These pages will offer an insight from a dad's perspective. Often the father can be left behind in dealing with the news that their child has Down Syndrome and also they face different challenges - how to tell their friends, people at work, and how to support their wife and child.

These pages are written by various dads that have gone through the same rollercoaster of emotions. Hopefully these stories will help all parents (new and old alike), and we invite you all to celebrate in the many wonderful moments and individual milestones our children reach.

Want to contact us?

We have setup an email address for new dads to get in touch and ask any questions that they may have. Feel free to drop us an email at

Read our blog..

Pucker up!

As parents we dream of our childs first smile, first steps, or first words. Well I have one to surpass all of those...

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The story of Noah

On building a source of stories, tales, advice and providing hope, often we come across incredible sites that inspire us all. Noah's dad is one of those sites.

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Inspired by a JLS fan

I'm as amazed by this title by you, I would never thought I would admire someone who liked JLS. Until this week, when I met a certain brave young woman.

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Fun in the Easter Sun

Last weekend marked our annual Easter event, the sun was shining, the chocolate was melting and fun was had by all.

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A special week

Well if you didn't know already, this week has been Down's Syndrome Awareness week...

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Happy Feet, Sad Feet

This week marks an important milestone in our child's development - dance class!!


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The internet... a dangerous place

Ok so what was the first thing you did when you received the "news". That's right looked it up on the internet!!

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Well worth a read

Every once in a while you come across a right nugget in the internet world.

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Dreaming of sleep

"She'll sleep well tonight", four simple little words, but they usually mean we won't and we're in for a night from HELL!! Let me explain a little more...

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Blowing out the candles

Well another milestone in our house as our daughter reaches her birthday

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Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 2020

Down Syndrome Awareness Week was 16th - 22nd March 2020. Click here to find out more.


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