The last time we mentioned five year old Natalia, born with Downs Syndrome, she had appeared on ITV’s This Morning as well as in several publications including THE SUN newspaper and BELLA magazine, after being scouted to appear in top children’s clothing catalogues, Frugi and JoJo Maman Bébé.
With a fantasic follow on, we are thrilled to see that the pictures have been taken and she is now due to appear in the two top catalogues.
Natty appears in the Autumn edition of JoJo Maman Bébé which is out this September, appearing along side a little boy who also has Downs Syndrome, Seb White.
“Modelling days with babies and toddlers is always a huge amount of fun whilst being a little bit chaotic and extremely busy. Having Natty amongst the models only added to the joy of getting great images for the catalogue while ensuring the children and their parents have a really fun new experience” Laura Tenison, founder and managing director of JoJo.
But added to all of this, Natty has inspired other parents who have children with Downs Syndrome to also put their children into the limelight more than what they might do usually.
Natty’s Mum, Hayley Goleniowska, has been campaigning through her blog ‘Down’s Side Up’ to inspire new parents of children with Down’s syndrome. She says, “Most things are possible for our children and Down’s syndrome is truly wonderful”.
Sebastian’s mother Caroline White is also positive that the appearance of her son and Natty in the JoJo catalogue can help to promote an optimistic image. “If it helps one new parent feel less scared than I did when Seb was born, then we have achieved something really positive. To see a child with Down’s syndrome in such a high profile catalogue as JoJo, wearing beautiful clothes is a massive step forward to raising awareness and a huge opportunity to get the message across that different isn’t any less wonderful.”