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Teaching Baby Sign Language Is Not What You Think It Is

Babies & Toddlers

Teaching Baby Sign Language Is Not What You Think It Is

Teaching babies sign language has been proven by research to have many benefits for babies and young toddlers, including: The development of both language and cognitive skills Increased self-confidence and ability to communicate Increased IQ and memory-retention An eight-year-long research study done by Dr. Linda Acredolo and Dr. Susan Goodwyn in the UK showed that: At 36 months, on average, babies who were taught signing were talking like 47-month-olds, putting them almost a full year ahead of their average age-mates. Eight-year-olds who had been signing as babies scored an average of 12 points higher in IQ than their non-signing peers. So, surprisingly, signing...

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Top 10 Facts - The Flu Vaccine & Your Child

Babies & Toddlers Pregnancy & Childbirth

Top 10 Facts - The Flu Vaccine & Your Child

You know what's more difficult than trying to decide if I should get another cup of coffee? Deciding if I should get the flu vaccine for the whole family, including our two boys. I am faced with this dilemma every single year.  

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Zips, Buttons, or Layers? Different Maternity Nursing Styles

Newborn & Breastfeeding

Zips, Buttons, or Layers? Different Maternity Nursing Styles

Today I've put on my graphic designer hat and illustrated some of the most common types of breastfeeding access in nursing wear. I've also put together a list of pros & cons for each style to further help you decide on the best style for your needs. 

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First Birthday Ideas Inspired By Cultural Traditions

Babies & Toddlers

First Birthday Ideas Inspired By Cultural Traditions

From elaborate cake smash photography to rainbow piñata cakes and beautiful flower themes, here are some of the best first birthday ideas inspired by cultural traditions.

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Are You Spending Too Much on Pregnancy Multi-Vitamins? A Comparison of Brands

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Are You Spending Too Much on Pregnancy Multi-Vitamins? A Comparison of Brands

With some big names dominating the industry, I did my own research into the nutritional value and prices of all the pregnancy multi-vitamins available in Australia. The results I found were surprising, with some interesting contenders!

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