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Hi Christine, In relation to baby sign language delaying speech, this is not the case. Research has highlighted that baby sign language actually a...

Answered: 08 Jul 2009
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Hi, Research has highlighted that it actually accelerates the speech process. Part of the process of introducing baby sign language is to sign an...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi, Thank you for your email. In relation to purchasing my book, you can purchase it from my website - www.australianbabyhands.com plus it is als...

Answered: 01 Jul 2009
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Hi Ruth, Unfortunately, I`ve never encountered the need for a book on delayed language development. As such, I`m not in a position where I can r...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi, Books don`t have to be expensive! At the Huggies Bookclub, we offer free postage and a 10% discount if you`re a Huggies member, plus plenty o...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi There Jakey`s Mum, I would correct him and continue to use the correct signs. Initially babies can go through a stage where once they know one...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi Jaymi, Thank you for your email. I have a number of parents who are using baby sign language with the children who have communication difficul...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi, Have you gone to see your local GP? My advice would be to see a health professional in your area to check for your own piece of mind. If the...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi Heather, The sign for shower is very similar to the sign for sun except you move your hand down towards your head like the movement of water. ...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi Anna, Babies can go through the stage initially where once they know one sign, they believe it symbolises the sign for everything. This is whe...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi Ruth, I have many parents who are using baby sign language with their children who have communication difficulties. Generally the older the ch...

Answered: 29 Jun 2009
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Hi Jason, We certainly do! At the Huggies Bookclub, we sort our books into age groups, so you can find the best book every time. Simply visit us...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, To help you get to know the basics you can either get your partner to teach you or go to your local deaf society and they will have a list of ...

Answered: 29 Apr 2009
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Hi Maria, My advise would be to leave the signs you have introduced in American sign language. Ensure that when you leave your child with friend...

Answered: 22 Apr 2009
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Hi Stacey, I have many families who start introducing baby sign language to their children from day one. It is completely up to you when you star...

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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Hi, Boys differ greatly in the age they first begin to read, but at 4 and a half, your boy may well be at the very early stages of learning to rea...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi Karen, There`s no hard and fast rules here. It`s really up to you and Chiara! You may find she`s really responsive to books and want to read ...

Answered: 15 Mar 2009
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Hi Leah, My website www.australianbabyhands.com is currently the only site which has accredited australian baby sign language product. There is l...

Answered: 22 Feb 2009
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Hi Trudy, I`m sorry to hear you`re having a tricky time. I`m afraid my expertise in baby sign language won`t really be of help to working out why ...

Answered: 01 Feb 2009
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Hi Jenni, I don`t think there`s anything to worry about at this stage. It sounds like you`re actively encouraging a love of reading and she`s taki...

Answered: 15 Jan 2009
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Hi, Sorry, this really isn`t my area of expertise. Perhaps you could seek advice from your Early Childcare Centre. Best of luck, Jackie

Answered: 08 Jan 2009
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Hi, There are a number of products which can help you introduce baby sign language into your home. All my products are based on Australian Sign L...

Answered: 08 Jan 2009
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Hi Bonnie, This really isn`t my area of expertise. It`s best to direct your feeding questions to Leanne, or see your Early Childhood Health Centr...

Answered: 08 Dec 2008
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Hi, To do the sign dummy, follow the instructions below: "With pointer finger and thumb forming a circle, all other fingers extended, move hand...

Answered: 08 Dec 2008
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Hi Nadia, Sorry, this really isn`t my area of expertise. Perhaps ask your CHN for advice, thay may be able to recommend a good place to go for adv...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi, You could try to introduce baby sign language now, although it does take a bit of time, otherwise search through the Huggies Bookclub (or ask ...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi Jill, Thank you for your email. When providing your son with a bottle, sign the word bottle and say the word and then give him the bottle. Yo...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi Jo, Thank you for your email. As long you understand your daughter, that is the most important thing. The reason I encourage the use of Ausl...

Answered: 01 Dec 2008
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Hi Kate, The Huggies Bookclub has a great range of books for talking about a new baby in the family. There`s a `quick search` link at the botto...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008
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Hi, It`s NEVER too early to start reading to your child! Any reading session, anytime will help your child`s learning and starting early really...

Answered: 08 Nov 2008