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Brave This Morning mum admits devastation over Down’s Syndrome baby

Theo's mum said she "devastated" at his diagnosis

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This Morning viewers completely fell in love with one-year-old Theo who has Down’s Syndrome, when he appeared on the show alongside his mum.

And we can’t blame them, he is completely adorable!

But they also praised his mother, Claire Farrington, who opened up about being initially “devastated” at his diagnosis.

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Claire appeared on the show to talk with hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford about her own blog called Mum On A Different Path where she speaks about her life with Theo.

The devoted mum explained that she didn’t know Theo had Down’s Syndrome as he “slipped through the net” on a Down’s Syndrome test.

However, the diagnosis was found out when he was born two months premature and placed in an intensive care unit.

She said: “I was very devastated at the time but I knew I wouldn’t always feel that way.

“It’s like a rainbow with a colour missing then you look a little closer and see another colour and that rainbow in the end becomes one of the nicest rainbows you see.”

Speaking about the stressful time when Theo was in intensive care, Claire revealed: “He was about the size of my hand.

“When we first held him, his hand was the size of my fingernail and his head the size of a tangerine.

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“It was extremely stressful seeing your baby like that.”

As Ruth cuddled cute little Theo, viewers praised Claire for her honesty.

One wrote on Twitter: “I think Claire is incredibly brave for being so honest. He’s certainly not his diagnosis #ThisMorning.”

Another said: “Theo is absolutely adorable!! Such a happy baby. Well done claire for being so honest #thismorning.”

And they couldn’t get over how sweet Theo is!

One said: “Little Theo is absolutely gorgeous! #ThisMorning.”

Another added: “#thismorning Baby Theo is absolutely gorgeous. Heart melting.”