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HELP is at hand for Solihull parents struggling to understand their wailing babies.

HELP is at hand for Solihull parents struggling to understand their wailing babies.

Through sign language, babies around the globe have learned to communicate their requests for a nappy change or more milk.

Now a Balsall Common mum, has launched baby activity classes for 0-two year olds, teaching Baby Play and Baby Sign. Mum of four Lucie Carter, designed her Hullabaloo Kids classes to stimulate little minds and exercise little bodies.

Lucie, who has been a full time mum for the last six years, said: "During the Baby Sign sessions babies learn how to express their needs through the use of signs such as Milk, Sleep, Play and Hug.

"Classes are known to boost self-esteem and self confidence, reduce frustration levels and assist with parent-baby bonding".

Tots are taught British Sign Language (BSL), Makaton, a system which helps children who can hear and some American Sign Language, as some of the BSL signs are hard for small hands to reproduce.

Lucie added: "During our Baby Play sessions babies and parents can participate in activities sensitive to their needs.

"Activities are stimulating for even young babies, exploring their senses including touch, sound, vision and even smell.

Each session ends with social time where babies can enjoy playtime and parents can have a chat.

To launch the new group in Balsall Common, Lucie has organised a free Taster session at Balsall Common Library on Thursday August 28 at 11am.

Free tickets are available two weeks before the event, directly from the library.

Regular classes with Lucie will be starting on September 1.

For more details call Lucie on 07716283672 or email



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