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Issue No.10 May 2007

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Jackie Durnin
Jackie Durnin
Author - Australian
Baby Hands

A belated Happy Mothers Day to you all. If your children are to young right now to spoil you then I certainly hope that your partners did.

I'm settling back into the routine of things after my month away overseas which was very exciting and I will share more later in this newsletter.

Our article this month looks at balancing "practical" and "motivational" signs with your baby. There are also FREE tickets to the Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo in Sydney for the first weekend in June.


  • Monthly Article Section:
    For some parents that first sign can take a long time to come along. In this months article we look at mixing practical and motivational signs to help encourage your baby's interest.
  • Check out all the article listings from previous months.

  • Your Stories:
    Thanks to Jodi Taylor this month with her story on the importance of consistency and the rewards that come about from communicating with baby sign language.

“Hi Jackie,

Well I must be honest I tried signing with my little girl Ezra from about 4 months old and had no response and was ready to give up at about 10 1/2 months.

Then out of the blue she was sitting in her high chair and I was about to feed her and she did the eat sign! WOW I thought! So I got my husband to come have a look and as we said it, then she did it! I couldn't believe it!

Now every few weeks she is picking up a new sign. She does eat, bye, hi, drink and just yesterday she did more.

So a word for everyone, don't give up it will happen just be consistent!”


Baby Ezra

Jodi Taylor and Ezra
Palm Beach, QLD

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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!

  • Pregnancy Children's and Baby Expo:
    The Sydney Pregnancy Children's and Baby Expo is on the first weekend of June at the Sydney Showground at the Olympic Park.
    Come along and meet us there on on stand number B40, down the left hand side near the Gymbaroo activities and the stage.
    You can also get FREE tickets for this event here. I would love to see you there!
  • My Holiday News:
    As you know from last months newsletter I was away for four weeks overseas. If you sent me an email in that time and I didn't reply I'm sorry. I did try to keep up with my emails while I was away but had limited access so if you didn't get a reply please re-send your email to me

    I had an amazing trip visiting friends and family back in Ireland then on to Thailand where my partner totally surprised me by proposing so I have returned an engaged woman.

    Then when I returned it was my 30th birthday which I celebrated at the Rocks in Sydney with a group of friends so it ended up being a very good month :-)
  • Huggies Parents Exchange:
    Come along and visit the Huggies Parents exchange forum on Baby Sign Language at 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.

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