Completely Deaf Baby - Toys? Tips?

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Any tips on where to find some really visually stimulating toys? My baby is 5 months old, was a preemie and something called CHARGE syndrome. As a result of the syndrome, she is completely deaf. I have found some toys with lights and always make sure there is a mirror (it makes her laugh). But she is delayed from having this syndrome, being early and from not being able to hear. Toys? Tips?

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Rhonda Rae - posted on 10/29/2013

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hello I have my grandson is deaf and he is 5 months old. I am looking for toys without sound and need turn on and off the light, flash light, vibration, mirror and If the sound of toys then he cannot hear. It is waste time for nothing sound. We do not need sound of toys because of deaf. The flash light, turn on and off the light, vibration, and mirrors is very important for my grandson. I wants different toys for him and he will grow to toddler and teenager by turn on and off the light, flash light, vibration and mirror. Please help me to find other toys for him. Where I can get them ?? Can you help me ?? My grandson has his 2 brothers is hearing and they has sound toys but not for my grandson and my grandson need some toys without sound. Thank you for understand about how do I feel about him. He is special to me . Also I am deaf too. Thank you again

Josephine - posted on 01/02/2011

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www.harriscomm.com is a great resource. You may also want to check out Playabilitlytoys.com for their simple, tactile, vibrating toys. They also have a game called See it and Sign it that our family enjoys playing together.

Irene - posted on 01/06/2011

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My son, now age 27, is hearing impaired. He never liked TV which I thought was strange. However he ended up loving books. Probably sitting on my lap, turning pages, pointing to pictures. He became a read-aholic and I believed it helped him unimaginably. They became his best friends the books. Unlike his hearing sister, his spelling and stories when he began to write were amazing.

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Kathryn - posted on 11/10/2013

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thank you I have a great grand daughter that is deaf and I was looking for her a gift for 1st birthday. hard to find I will look on the ones you listed

Delani - posted on 11/06/2009

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Holly- ASL Pro is my favorite web site for looking up ASL words they have a very good video dictionary on there... It has been very helpful for us...

Rosezella - posted on 10/28/2009

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I have a four month old daughter who is also deaf. I didn't have any advice since I am new to this as well but I did want to see what other people had to say. I signed up for the catalog as well so thank you :-)

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Thanks everyone. That is helpful. I work full time and I start school tomorrow night to learn sign language. I decided to do it college style. If any of you also have any tips on sign language with my child or really anything deaf related, I would be very appreciative. Thank you for your help.

Jennifer - posted on 06/24/2009

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We use Harris communications as well. My daughter really enjoyed toys with lights and interactive toys when she was a baby.

Delani - posted on 06/12/2009

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Are girls love peek a blocks. the ones that have moving parts inside them and than alot of the acc. have parts that light up and such, don't know if you garage sale but I have been very fortunate to find quite a bit of them ther at 1/4 of the cost.. in very good condition, they are very duarable and easy to clean...

Clarissa - posted on 06/06/2009

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My son was born with profound bilateral hearing loss and a couple things he has enjoyed is the cloud b twilight turtle and a digital pic. frame! The turtle is plush with a hard shell that has the constalations cut out and lights up in three different colors. At night his room looks like the great outdoors and he loves the stars! The picture frame was a gift and I wasn't sure about it for a baby at first. We have pictures of friends and family members and he loves to watch the pictures flip from person to person, it has been a lifesaver when I need to get something done! These are just a couple favorites, I hope it helps!

Heather - posted on 05/28/2009

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try www.harriscomm.com. and order a catalog. I have one here that has cute puzzles in it. Right now anything colorful and lighted would be great for her. My daughter is 7 now but she lost her hearing at 18 months. this catalog also has stuff that you may be interested in.

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