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It was lovely this month to see so many of you this month in Melbourne at the Baby Show at the Exhibition Center.

The crazy weather that weekend was certainly something else though.

The hail was so bad my mid day talk getting stopped because of hail coming through the roof on top of the audience who were bravely trying to ignore it. Still it made for a very interesting experience getting hailed on indoors:-)

Monthly Article Section:

Many people believe that once their baby has moved out of the official "baby age" and become a toddler they are to old for baby sign.

This month though we look at Toddler Tantrums & Toddler Training and how baby sign is very useful for dealing with the terrible two's.

Check out all the article listings from previous newsletters or the latest blog posts listed on the right.==>

Featured Product :
Our best friends recently had a baby, little Joe, and I came across these great t-shirts as a present for him.

I think they are so cute and have the funniest slogans on them across a whole range of colours and sizes.

My favourite is the ipoo jumpsuit (featured below) and also "Give Peas a Chance" which I had to buy because of a private joke. Dee, Joe's mother, hates peas and whenever they are at our house for dinner my husband Gary will always hide some under food on her plate to wind her up (typical boy).

baby t-shirts

Designed and printed in Australia we love these t-shirts and if you would like to get one for your little one or as a gift for someone else you can do so here.

Your Stories:

"My son Joshua was born with a complete bilateral cleft lip and palate - because of this we had read that he may have difficulties with speech. One of my good friends who had also used some signs with her son as a baby suggested to me that I try them out with Joshua.

She taught me more and finished, I think from memory that Josh was about 6-7mnths old when I started with these 2 signs. That same friend was looking after Josh for me one day, when I returned she asked me if I had taught Josh any signs as when she was playing a game with him he kept patting his chest - wanting more!!

Josh does “more” and “finished” and also does “eat” - by putting his finger in his mouth. Just the other day I was at my older sons swimming lesson and Josh was in the playpen when he saw the lolly snakes being handed out - well he frantically and repeatedly patted his chest and put his hand out in an attempt to tell the swim teacher that he wanted a snake too!!

Using the basic signs has definitely made our life easier as Josh can communicate with us.

Thanks again"

Traralgon VIC

Baby Joshua Signs Eat 

Baby Joshua Signs Eat


Read more stories and see pictures of babies signing:

Do you have a story and a picture that you would like to share? Please contact us and let me know how using baby sign has helped your family.

Baby Signing Classes:

Join one of our teachers for a fun interactive baby sign class and get to meet other baby signers in your area.

If you would like a FREE baby sign class then all you need to do is organise a minimum of 5 friends to attend a class and as the organiser you will get the class for free.

Contact your nearest teacher today and organise a class for your mothers group or group of friends

If you have a mothers group or other group of friends interested in a class our teachers can come to you


We are currently looking for teachers around the country.
If you are interested in running your own franchised family friendly business and being part of Australia's largest baby signing company, contact us now and let us know why you would make a great Baby Hands teacher.

  Huggies Parents Exchange:
If you would like to talk to other parents about baby sign then you can join the Huggies forum where I am on their panel to answer any questions you may have relating to baby sign language.
  Get Your Australian Baby Hands:
If you haven't got your copy of Australian Baby Hands yet you can purchase direct online through our shopping cart. As well as the Australian Baby Hands book we offer a range of DVD's, books & dictionaries to help you sign.

Australian Baby Hands is an accredited Auslan product and recommended by Childcare Associations and Professionals around Australia.

Happy Signing

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