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Issue No.7 February 2007

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Jackie Durnin
Jackie Durnin
Author - Australian
Baby Hands

Welcome to the February Newsletter.

The success stories keep pouring in. This month though we feature gorgeous Lucas who is excited about eating :-) Congratulations to the thousands of you now using Australian Baby Hands and seeing the rewards.

In this months article we look at "Two Languages and a Baby". How introducing baby sign language can be done in a bilingual home.


  • Monthly Article Section:
    February - "Two Languages and a Baby"
    In today’s multi-cultural society, many children are exposed to more than one language from birth. Parents approach this differently but there are two predominant schools of thought on how to raise a bilingual baby:

    Check out all the article listings from previous months.

  • Your Stories:

“Hi Jackie, I thought I would share this photo of my gorgeous 9 1/2 month old son, Lucas, signing "Eat". It is so exciting for all of us. To be honest, I think Lucas is the most excited - the look of sheer pleasure on his face when he signed "eat" and I understood what he wanted was priceless.

I had read a lot about baby sign language when I was pregnant and my husband and I knew this was something we definitely wanted to do. We had been signing to Lucas on and off since he was about 5 months old, but we had been a bit haphazard in our approach. After reading your book, we implemented 5 signs and tried to be as consistent as possible with them.

Lucas Signs Eat
Lucas Signs "eat"

Thanks Jackie, for helping us to communicate with our little man. His response has renewed our enthusiasm and now we can't wait for the other signs to start emerging.”

Elizabeth, Anthony and Lucas Anderson
Melbourne, Vic

To read more stories visit our testimonials page:

Do you have a story and a picture that you would like to share? Send them to me I would love to hear from you!

  • Wiggles DVD - Racing To The Rainbow:
    Wiggles DVD

    New at Australian Baby Hands:

    A great new DVD by The Wiggles featuring Auslan translators who appear in the corners of the screen.

    The Wiggles and their friends decide to race to the end of a rainbow that they see after a storm. The Wiggles travel via the Big Red Car and the Big Red Boat. Dorothy, Wags and Henry race in a hot air balloon, and the Captain and his crew race in the S.S. Feathersword.

    More Details

  • Huggies Parents Exchange:
    If you haven't already you may like to visit the Huggies website where I am on their panel to answer any questions you may have relating to baby sign language.

Visit the Huggies forum to send me a question or to simply share your baby sign language stories with other parents.