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Becoming a big brother

Congratulations to Oliver, who has recently become a big brother to baby George! Mum Corinne tells us how he’s taken to it.

For 2 and a half years Oliver was our only child. When we found out we were pregnant with George I was scared of how Oliver would react to being a big brother, but he’s taken to it like a duck to water.

He loves George like he’s been here for years, he runs to him when he starts crying and tries to put his dummy in, he gives him a kiss every morning when he wakes up and every night before he goes to bed. He is amazing with him and always wants to hold him or sit near him. We are so proud of Oliver he’s taken to being a big brother so fast and so well.

There are many proud siblings amongst the WCAT family, research has shown that over 90% of people who have a family member with Down syndrome say they are happier for having that person in their lives and the vast majority of brothers and sisters feeling that they are better people because of their sibling with DS. If you haven’t checked out our WDSD 2021 campaign video yet, which focuses on siblings, take a look below!