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Hi Heleina Thank you for your questions. No it is definitely not too late to starting introducing baby sign language to your daughter. I recomme...

Answered: 08 Mar 2008
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Hi There, Thank you for your email. When introducing signs it is important to introduce a balance of practical and motivational signs for ...

Answered: 01 Mar 2008
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Hi There, Thank you for your email. There are two signs that I include in my book that you can introduce to your 1 year old for toilet tr...

Answered: 01 Mar 2008
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Hi Jen, Focusing on rhymes are a great start. Books with regular, rhythmic text and/or repetition will help your daughter to develop a sense of ...

Answered: 22 Feb 2008
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Hi Michele, The fact that your son is showing an interest in books is a fantastic start! He obviously likes interactivity so it`s a great idea exp...

Answered: 15 Feb 2008
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Hi There, Thank you for your email. To get started in baby sign language, it is important to start with just a handful of signs. Be sure ...

Answered: 01 Feb 2008
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Hi Leeanne, Thank you for your email. The best age to start introducing baby sign language to your child is from around 6 months of age. Ho...

Answered: 29 Jan 2008
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Hi Sam, Thank you for your email. We have just launched the Australian Baby Hands classes and are currently recruiting teachers all around t...

Answered: 22 Jan 2008
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Hi There, Thank you for your email. Baby sign language is a great tool to encourage speech and help those who have communication difficultie...

Answered: 15 Jan 2008
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Hi, Being older is one part of the situation - also you have been a parent for more than 10 years. You get long service leave in other jobs. As a...

Answered: 22 Dec 2007
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Hi, I can understand that you would feel scared, and I think I know why... Look at how you expressed yourself. You immediately link being pregn...

Answered: 15 Dec 2007
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Dear Tanina, I am really sorry about the very recent loss of your father. This is a deeply traumatic time for your whole family. You are right to...

Answered: 08 Dec 2007
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The Huggies Bookclub stocks a range of books to help you every step of the way through pregnancy. For something comprehensive, consider "What to E...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Hi, I am not a teeth expert especially as my own children get their teeth very late so I cant even compare your experience with mine. Regardless...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Hi, it is so hard when your child is doing something different to what you think other kids are doing. Firstly refrain from comparing as it dist...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Hi, Congratulations on your pregnancy and on it being planned - all great signs despite what you have been through. I would like to know more ...

Answered: 01 Dec 2007
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Hi, Having a dummy or blanket provides some children with a sense of comfort and security. It is important to understand why you are making this de...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Jacki...
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Hi, Baby sign language is about initially incorporating one word sentences on sign into your routines. So I would encourage you not to be signi...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Hi There, Baby sign language is a tool that pre-verbal babies can use to communicate with family, care-givers, siblings and fellow babies. I ...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Hi, There are two schools of thought on baby sign language. One is to use made up gestures and the second is to use the national sign language ...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Hi There, Baby sign language research highlights that if anything baby sign language accelerates the speech process. Part of the process of usi...

Answered: 29 Nov 2007
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Hi, you are both really caring parents and this makes it truly difficult as you are trying to be firm in an area that also makes you feel uncomfort...

Answered: 22 Nov 2007
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Dear Deb, With little ones, (and even us big ones) we get easily irritated when we are out of our routine, have little control over situations, are...

Answered: 22 Nov 2007
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Hi - this is difficult. I assume the child is healthy and of normal development. There are a range of approaches to try: check your child`s feeling...

Answered: 22 Nov 2007
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Hi Sally, Unfortunately at around this time (10-12 wks) is a really difficult time for babies as they really love whatever they have been used to a...

Answered: 22 Nov 2007
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Hi Suzie, The best advice I can give in this forum is to spend lots of time with your husband. It is really vital to draw strength from one another...

Answered: 22 Nov 2007
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Dear Renay, this is difficult to comment on as it relates specifically to our concerns re SIDS. I am sorry but do not feel comfortable to discuss i...

Answered: 22 Nov 2007
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Hi, your daughter isnt a bully as she is 2 and doing what other normal 2 year olds do. You seem to be managing the situation well regarding her beh...

Answered: 22 Nov 2007
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Dear Shaz, i would use a facecloth to bathe him until he feels comfortable again. It is hard to know `why` it happened. Either way, it has, and if ...

Answered: 15 Nov 2007