Raising a Visually Impaired Baby

Raising a visually impaired baby comes with a complete different spin on parenthood but one that brings a family closer and is a joyous experience for all. Here are a few tips on raising a visually impaired baby:

Questions you might have are;

What must I do?

Will I cope?

How will I be able to help my kid?

Is it going to get easier with time?

Seek Support

The best thing to start with is finding someone who understands. Whether it is a support group or someone who has raised a blind child, this will make you feel not so “alone” and “lost”. There are many online groups on Facebook that will offer support and knowledge. Enjoy every moment and relax is advise mostly given to newbies. Don’t try to fix everything and accept the situation as it is one moment at a time. And lastly but most importantly have a sense of humour about it, as if you you cannot laugh you will surely cry. Reach out to a social worker when you feel clueless and frustrated.

Read Some Articles

There is so much information in this day and age. Medical journals that can be downloaded online as a pdf and flyers that are given by your medical professional. Try not be overloaded with information and relax and trust that you are capable.

Join Organisations For The Blind

There’s private and government organisations that are there to help you and your child. Some may have a small fee but many are free. When you join you will be given information and resources. You will also meet others who are supportive.

Education is Key

Extended family and friends want to assist but might feel uncomfortable as they don’t understand what’s going on. Print some fact sheets and hand them out, and mention that you are available for any questions they might have

What must I do?

Will I cope?

How will I be able to help my kid?

Is it going to get easier with time?

Seek Support

The best thing to start with is finding someone who understands. Whether it is a support group or someone who has raised a blind child, this will make you feel not so “alone” and “lost”. There are many online groups on Facebook that will offer support and knowledge. Enjoy every moment and rekax is advise mostly given to newbies. Don’t try to fix everything and accept the situation as it is one moment at a time. And lastly but most importantly have a sense if humour about it, as if you you cannot laugh you will surely cry. Reach out to a social worker when you feel clueless and frustrated.

Read Some Articles

There is so much information in this day and age. Medical journals that can be downloaded online as a pdf and flyers that are given by your medical professional. Try not be overloaded with information and relax and trust that you are capable.

Join Organisations For The Blind

There’s private and government organisations that are there to help you and your child. Some may have a small fee but many are free. When you join you will be given information and resources. You will also meet others who are supportive.

Education is Key

Extended family and friends want to assist but might feel uncomfortable as they don’t understand what’s going on. Print some fact sheets and hand them out, and mention that you are available for any questions they might have