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Blind Dad Tells His Story

Dr. Amit Patel “always wanted to be a dad…I just never thought it would be like this.” He lost his sight not long after getting married and now has two children, ages four and 20 months. Dr. Patel shares his struggles with some of the common parenting challenges, like getting his children to eat or sleep well, as well as the challenges he faced as a blind father, in a by-lined article in Dadadvengers. “My lack of sight meant we needed the things we bought to be easy for me to use. Even finding a baby monitor that was straightforward and tactile enough was not a simple task.” He recounts his transition to parenthood, offering insightful glimpses along the way about changing the baby, joining playgroups and preparing for the second child.