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Issue No.11 June 2007

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Jackie Durnin
Jackie Durnin
Author - Australian
Baby Hands

Welcome to the June edition of Australian Baby Hands Newsletter. Next month will be the 1 year anniversary of Australian Baby Hands Newsletter. We have gone from a few hundred subscribers to now over 8,000 members!

I want to thank you all for your support, stories and encouragement so far and for helping to make Australian Baby Hands what it is today.

  • Monthly Article Section:
    Last months article proved very useful from the responses I received and many parents found that introducing some motivational signs helped encourage their baby to sign back a lot quicker.
    This month we look at how to interpret your baby's fist signs.
  • Check out all the article listings from previous months.

  • Your Stories:
    Lorraine Burrow shared this story and picture of her daughter Charlotte with me. It's great to hear that more people are incorporating baby sign into their childcare facilities.

"My daughter Charlottes signing just gets better every week and I love being able to communicate with her so easily. She is 16 months old and we have been signing for about the last 6 months thru our day care centre.

I try to introduce a new word every week last week we have been using the word Car for every morning when we go to hop in it.

They have started using more words in her room at day care too so it all helps.

My sister in law was a sceptic but when she visited at Christmas and saw with her own eyes she was amazed by it.

We now use about 8 words and her toilet training has started with the "POO" sign so every time she comes and tells us and on the potty we go, excellent!”


Baby Charlotte

Charlotte signs "Please"

Lorraine Burow
Kellyville, NSW

To read more stories and see pictures of babies signing visit our testimonials page: There now over 8,000 parents around Australia using Australian Baby Hands.

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:
    It was great to see so many of you at the Sydney Pregnancy and Children's Expo last weekend. We had a great 3 days and finished up with very tired feet from standing up for 3 days running.
    Congratulations to the winners of our prize draw, your prizes are in the post and you should receive them soon.
Baby Expo Picture

  • 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.