Zach and Tori Roloff reveal inherited form of their son's dwarfism, share long-lasting concerns

Apr 04, 2018
10:12 P.M.
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For the reality stars, parenting has been a huge adjustment.


According to an article published by Inquisitr, Zach and Tori Roloff revealed the challenges of parenting their infant son, who has dwarfism.

The couple will be seen speaking about their parenthood woes for the very first time on a new episode of TLC Little People, Big World.

After the birth of their son, Jackson Kyle Roloff, a lot of things changed for Tori and Zach. In Zach’s view, becoming a parent has been a major adjustment.

He admitted that although being a father gives him immense joy, it was quite a challenge in the first couple of weeks.

One of the major aspects he has been struggling with is sleep. He shared that he ever since the baby arrived, he has taken up the duty of staying up all night to watch over him, while Tori gets her much-needed rest.


He has often remained awake until 4 am in an attempt to put the baby to sleep, and the lack of sleep has taken a toll on him and his work.

The episode also showed how Zach would cope with the tough task of dressing up his son. The preparations for taking the baby for a casual stroll are also shown in the episode.

The young mother has a different set of problems when it came to taking care of the child. Breastfeeding the infant was an activity at which Tori had to persistently try to succeed.


The 26-year-old mother revealed the infant was unable to latch onto her during breastfeeding, but she was determined not to switch to other options.

Eventually, she succeeded, however, she highlighted that being a mother often means working tirelessly despite the exhaustion.

The beloved son of the reality star couple was diagnosed with achondroplasia, which is the most commonly found case of dwarfism.

Although the parents chose not to share this diagnosis with fans before Jackson Kyle’s birth, they confessed that it was a worrying factor.

Although Zach knew that dwarfism could mean a lot of health issues for the child, he and Tori have decided to channel their energies on raising him well.