Daxton McKnight is the adopted child of the ‘YouTuber’ couple Mindy and Shaun McKnight. The couple manages a fashion-related 'YouTube' channel titled 'Cute Girls Hairstyles.' Daxton has been featured in numerous vlogs on the channel. He also appears in vlogs on his twin sisters’ channel. Daxton has also been part of a 'YouTube' channel that is popular for its child-friendly learning-based content. Daxton’s biological mother was a Louisianan teenager. His adoption story has been chronicled by Mindy on her site. Daxton is an autistic child.
The Adoption Story
Daxton’s foster parents, Mindy McKnight and Shaun McKnight, decided to adopt a son after having four daughters.
Mindy opted for an intrauterine device (IUD), after her fourth daughter was born. A few months later, she got it removed because she wanted to conceive again. Unfortunately, her body reacted to the IUD, and that reduced her chances of getting pregnant. Even after a lot of medical help and treatment, the chances did not improve. In the end, the couple settled for adoption. They wanted to contribute to society by giving a child a better life. They lived in Missouri at that time.
After a lot of research, the McKnight couple decided to adopt a child from Utah. Since they already had four daughters, they decided to adopt a boy. Having lived in Missouri, the couple felt the need to show some love and support to African–American children. They believed that adopting an African–American child would bring them closer to their race and community. They felt they would then be able to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the ‘Black History Month’ in a completely new way.
They chose a mother from Utah from the list of choices provided by their adoption agency. The lady was a poor teen single-mother from an extremely underprivileged area of Louisiana and had already had children before. The adoption rights were signed after 30 hours of the child’s birth. McKnight had already thought of naming the child “Daxton.” A couple of days after his birth, Daxton was welcomed to the McKnight family. A grand party was thrown in honor of the newborn. Daxton’s adoption was legally finalized six months later.
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When Daxton was an infant, he would not respond to normal stimuli. When he turned five, his parents found out he was hyposensitive autistic. They tried several types of medical therapies, such as the implementation of a multi-sensory environment. A few years later, he finally showed significant improvement. However, Daxton was not completely cured. Daxton was expelled from his kindergarten within a couple of months of his enrollment. He was expelled because he was an autistic child. Daxton also suffers from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The YouTube Story
Daxton’s parents run a 'YouTube' channel called 'Cute Girls Hairstyles,' which was created on March 17, 2009. Apart from hosting fashion-related content, it also hosts life vlogs. Daxton was first introduced to viewers through a family introduction video uploaded on September 21, 2010. Daxton’s cuteness and charm melted hearts. Soon, he became the viewers’ favorite. Since then, he has appeared in several vlogs on the channel. The channel now has over five million subscribers. Daxton also appears in vlogs posted on his twin sisters’ channel, ‘Brooklyn and Bailey.’ He has also been part of the content on the channel 'UniLand Kids.' Daxton has appeared in several videos that include unboxing, challenges, games, and toy reviews. Some the videos on the channel that feature Daxton are 'Daxton and Paisley Escape a Shark Attack,' 'Daxton is an Avenger???| Playing Thor in Roblox: Superhero Tycoon,' 'Funniest Mystery Squishy Challenge,' 'Holiday Unboxing for Awesome Toys,' and 'The Coolest Holiday Unboxing and Toy Guide.'
Daxton was born on July 23, 2008, in Park City, Utah. He has four sisters, namely, Kamri, Rylan, and twins Brooklyn and Bailey. Daxton has a younger adopted sister named Paisley. He is very protective of Paisley.
Daxton loves to play with remote-controlled toys. His favorite animation character is 'Krypto the Superdog.' He enjoys watching 'Pokémon' movies. Daxton plays soccer and enjoys gymnastics, too. Daxton loves the color dark green, as it symbolizes Christmas.
Daxton has a fascination for space science and wishes to attend the 'Brigham Young University' or 'Massachusetts Institute of Technology.' Daxton loves cheeseburgers.