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Issue No.16 November 2007

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Jackie Durnin
Jackie Durnin
Author - Australian
Baby Hands

Well here we are in the count down to Christmas and the end of another year, doesn't time fly..!!

I love Christmas and can't wait to get the tree up and decorated this weekend. I'm looking forward to a family Christmas this year as my fiance's family are coming out from England including his 3 year old nephew and 4 year old niece. It will be great to have some kids around to enjoy the excitement of Christmas with.

  • New Baby Sign Language Videos:
    After last months newsletter it was fantastic to get sent your video's of your babies signing. The story's and pictures I have been getting over the past two years have been fantastic but seeing actual video footage is just brilliant :-)

    A BIG BIG thank you to those parents that sent me their baby sign videos directly and also a huge thanks to those that posted them directly on YouTube.

    As my DVD is not set to be released until next year there is still time to get your video in to me and get in the running to win one of the 5 copies of my DVD that I will be giving away to those people that send their videos in to me.

    Please email your videos to me at or if they are on disk then you can mail them to:

    Australian Baby Hands
    PO Box 7164
    Bondi Beach
    NSW 2026

    baby sign videos View the baby sign videos on my website that have already been sent in - so very cute!

    I look forward to seeing more of your videos soon.


  • Australian Multiple Births Association (AMBA) Conference:
    I was lucky enough to be asked to speak at the annual AMBA conference in Newcastle NSW 2 weeks ago. It was a wonderful chance to get to meet mothers and have a chat afterwards about their experiences with using baby sign.

    Also, there is such a difference now to the two years ago when I started Australian Baby Hands and no-one knew what baby sign was, let alone Auslan. It was fantastic to hear the great stories from mums who are so proud that their babies are using Auslan and I am very proud that Australian Baby Hands is continuing to help spread Australian Sign Language awareness.

    AMBA are a wonderful organisation and were of tremendous help to friends of mine who recently had twins, two identical boys. If you have twins or are expecting then you might like to check out their site They also have a new online store,, launching January 1st where you can get 20% of your first purchase of $100 or more by using coupon code BUND07.
  • Give the gift of communication this Christmas:
    You can still order your copy of Australian Baby Hands and receive it in time for Christmas.

    Australian Baby Hands book makes a great gift for a new or soon to be mum and we have some great deals in our shopping cart where you can save up to 40% off RRP for orders of 5 or more. So, you can give a copy of Australian Baby Hands to all your friends in your mothers groups and enjoy the fun of signing with your babies together.

    Also Sammy the Signing Bear is a great interactive way to sign with your baby and children love Sammy as you animate his arms by putting your hands inside his specially designed sleeves bringing him to life.

  • Huggies Parents Exchange:
    You can 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.