Your Baby is talking to you. Now you can understand.
Every baby is born with a natural ability to express their needs – through sound. What was once thought of as crying is now known
as a unique and universal language, thanks to Australian mom Priscilla Dunstan. Experience the benefits of Dunstan Baby Language for yourself.
Priscilla Dunstan was born with a remarkable gift. When she was a young girl she could hear a Mozart piece and play it back, note for note on her violin.
Her father, a Lecturer at an Australian university, realized Priscilla had a photographic memory for audio patterns. But it was not until she heard her
newborn baby crying that her gift took on a profound new meaning. Where others had hear cries, she heard a language. Thanks to Priscilla's unique gift,
parents can now understand what their baby needs.
Having a baby is one of the most joyful, yet stressful, experiences in life. Dunstan Baby Language lets you hear exactly what your baby needs:
leaving you calmer, happier and able to enjoy this precious time.
Now when you listen to your baby you'll hear a whole different story.
$200, includes two 2 1/2 hour sessions, handouts and DVD. Class enrollment minimum four participants, maximum ten.
Since 1998, Dunstan Baby Language has been thoroughly research, involving hundreds of babies and parents. Independent research conducted in 2006 found the results remarkable.
90% of all mother's found the Dunstan Baby Language very beneficial, whereas 100% of first time mothers reported it highly valuable.
Babies speak a universal language, crossing all cultures and languages.
70% of parents reported their baby settled faster
50% reported an increase in unbroken sleep for both their baby and themselves.
70% reported feeling more confident as a mother, experiencing greater self esteem and reduction in stress, feeling more relaxed and in control.
50% of mother felt a greater bond with their baby and experienced better feeding.
Fathers reported reduced levels of stress, enjoyed greater parental involvement and more positive marital relationships.
Q. Do babies really use language?
A. Babies use sound and gestures to communicate their basic needs. These sounds are not random. They are produced by their body in response to a physical need.
If these needs are not met or are ignored, cries may become louder and babies become more upset! The sooner you identify those needs and respond appropriately, the less your baby will cry.
These sounds or "words" form the basis of the Dunstan Baby Language. They have meaning and your role is very simple – just listen to your bay and apply an appropriate settling technique.
Q. Is the Dunstan Baby Language difficult to learn?
A. Not at all, this is not like trying to learn a new language. Once you have tuned your ear and are familiar with the sounds your baby makes, you will begin to understand your infant's cries.
The Dunstan Baby Language is about listening and responding to your baby's sounds. It is the most effective way for a baby to communicate its basic needs to you.
Q. Does this system help my baby sleep better?
A. When your infant is happy and content you will find they will sleep better. Settling a tired baby is much easier than a baby who is wide awake.
By following the sounds and acting on what is needed your baby will feel more relaxed and so will you.
Q. Are the settling techniques shown the ones I should use?
A. The settling techniques on the DVD are some of the more popular ones used. They are included to give you some idea of what to do once you have recognised your baby's need.
Always do what is best for your baby. If you are having difficulties or need more help with settling techniques please consult a professional.
Q. When do babies stop using the Dunstan Baby Language?
A. Research has sown that the system is most successful for babies between birth and three months.
Q. I'm tone deaf. Will I still be able to hear the different cries my baby will make?
A. The Dunstan Baby Language is designed to tune your ear to the different cries your baby will use to communicate. Being 'tone deaf' will not be a barrier to understanding your baby's cries.
If you do have difficulties distinguishing sounds, go back to the DVD and listen again to the differences in the cries to help better tune your ear.