Baby Sign Language

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Hi moms! Any of you out there teaching signs to your baby? I've been working on Mommy, Daddy, potty, cat, eat, all done etc... My daughter is 7.5 months and I'd love to hear from moms who have older babies who use the signs. Since now, it's just me repeating them over and over. Thank you!

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Robin - posted on 06/19/2010

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I have been doing the same thing, but so far she hasn't done any back. I am sticking with it though!!

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When I posted this, I didn't think I'd get many responses at all! I'm so happy to hear from all of you, it's good to have the support and positive feedback. Thank you for your comments! I thought I saw my daughter give the sign for Mother the other day... I think it was just a fluke, so I'm not going to get too excited. I watch a video on youtube, it was so sweet seeing the little girl do the signs, it got a little teary eyed!

Lindsay - posted on 06/13/2010

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I just started signing with my 8 month old. I also have a 2 year old who I started signing with when he was 6 months. For quite a while he didn't seem to get it, and then all of a sudden (I don't remember exactly how old he was, I know he was younger than one) he started picking up signs like crazy, recognizing them and using them in the right context. He is now 29 months and even though he has started talking he still uses signs for some words that are harder to say, mainly animals. It is great because he is able to communicate so much more than just the words he can say. Check out this website. It has been a great resource for me. http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/asl...

Fatima - posted on 06/11/2010

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i want to learn the sign language,can any1 plz guide me abt that?
my dayghter was born on oct13 2009,

Alye - posted on 06/09/2010

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Well i tried puting the link on but it didn't work lol. I use baby signing time and my smart hands. I really got going with my smart hands and it inspired me to teach kae how to sign. I have learned over 100 ASL (American Sign Language) words, ABC's and 1-10 in numbers. You can go to youtube.com and search mysmarthands and her name on there is SmarthandsCA. Her daughter is now 4 or 5 but in the video she had just turned one. Hope you like it!

Lea - posted on 06/09/2010

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Hi!! I started signing to Skye at six months. But hear that around nine months she might start sining back. we do mommy,daddy, cat , eat, drink and full. I havent seen her sign yet but I know of another mother whos son did catch on and it was a huge help.

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Jannah - posted on 06/09/2010

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Are there any websites that teaches sign language that anyone has been using more??

Alye - posted on 06/09/2010

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Hi mama! My Little girl is 7 months and i've been teaching her signing since 4 or 5 months. Shes not an older baby, but she does know milk and eat :) One day i was taking her over to her momo's house and forgot that i hadn't given her a bottle before we left. When i opened the car door after we had gotten there, she looked at me and signed milk very clearly. I was taken back by it and was telling her grandma about it when we got inside. While telling her Kae signed to me again for milk and this time she was demanding lol. She was 6 1/2 months then :) Don't give up and be presistant, it will all come together and All babies learn at different paces so keep doing what your doing and have fun :oD

Kristina - posted on 06/08/2010

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My daughter was born Oct 30 and we use the words; diaper, eat, poop, more, sit, water, thirsty. She reacts to eat and poop, giving me a smile and usually a high pitched scream when I have it right. The other day she I thought she was trying to rip my lip off, but she was poking me in the mouth with her four fingers. After a couple minutes I figured out that she was signing to me that she wanted to eat. Since I put my hand to my mouth for her to eat, it made sense that she would put her hand to my mouth to want to eat. Ever since then she signs in that format.

Joanne - posted on 06/08/2010

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My daughter is 8 months and we started signing with her since she was 6 months. She does the sign for milk now. And I saw her do the sign for water the other day but she hasn't done it again since then. I think it takes a few months so keep on going and maybe you'll get a sign soon! :D

Tashina - posted on 06/07/2010

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i haven't yet but i am planning on soon starting i know that he isn't quite ready but i am going to start trying

Becky - posted on 06/07/2010

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We are signing with our babies, one signs milk all the time (for both bottle & binky). They both sign mom, but say dad. With my older kids, they signed basics around this same time, but it was about a year before they really understood that these signs were connected to real things. Just keep doing it. Also, a cousin who's deaf told me that signing on the babies helps them learn faster as well. Really has help my younger babies with mommy. Good luck.

Martina - posted on 06/07/2010

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I want to start using them, but I don't know when a good time is to start with my daughter. I'm almost fluent in sign language and thought it would be great for her to know too.

Jaime - posted on 06/07/2010

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I started teaching my daughter signs when she was around 13 months so she can communicate with us. She LOVES baby Einstein's My First Signs DVD. After almost no time at all she knew all of signs and then the words to go along with them. Now at 19 months she signs and says the words. My son, who's 8 months old now, has been watching for a while with his sister and i swear the other day he signed for milk and mommy! :)

Jenilee - posted on 06/06/2010

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Hi all. My daughter just turned 7 months as well. We have been using about 10 signs pretty regularly for about a month now. I have not seen any motion yet to sign back, but does get very excited when she sees a sign she recognizes. Can't wait though, for that 1st sign back!!

Michalina - posted on 06/04/2010

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Yes! Using signs with my baby (born Oct 1) I can tell he understands eat, more, bath, change, and finished, those I use a lot. From using signs with my daughter, who is now 9 yrs, had her talking ealy on, and it was easy for her to communicate and express herself before she could talk. I know sign language but am hearing. Make sure when you are signing you also say the word aloud so they will get how it sounds too. The best signs that my daughter and I still use to communicate without having to say out loud is "I love you" "STOP" and of course "toilet" . Ilm not a fan of signing for yes and no. "stop" worked great for redirecting without yelling at the park or when she'd be at the store. Hope this helps for input.

Jessica - posted on 06/04/2010

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We're going to start a few of them. My daughter was in daycare when she learned it, now that I'm staying at home, I'm not quiet sure how to get started myself. I think that I'll just say the word, show him and/or do whatever action the word entails lol. Good luck! It worked out really nicely with the few words Hailey knew as a baby!!

Raquel - posted on 06/03/2010

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Hi My son was born on the 28th October, he is now 7 months.
I am trying to use the sign for food/eat and drink with him.
I am also using my finger and the uh uh sound when I am not happy about him doing something.....he seems to respond to that on occassions, when he does I use the thumbs up and the word Good and a big smile on my face so he knows he has done a good job. My husband and I think it has alot to do with the tone of voice you use as well, as babies sense these things.

Michele - posted on 06/03/2010

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I fully believe in sign in the past I have used in in preK and kindergarten in abcs and songs. Now I have my own daycare I use basic signs( IE sit sing eat drink etc) for all ages. I have a child who is 2 and profoundly deaf in one hear and his sister is 8 months and moderately deaf in both. So their mom and I signed up for SEE sign and have taken 3 basic clases in it. We now can sign almost all words a child uses. The 2 year old is mimicking and answering questions in sign and the 8 month old signs mommy and daddy. Sign for all children is amazing yes it takes a year ish for a baby to learn but speech doesn't start until 16+ months. and sign uses the logical part of the brain stimulating it earlier.

Bethany - posted on 06/03/2010

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I live with my fiance's grandmother and she is deaf and signs all the time. My son is almost 8 months and watches us talk in sign language all the time. He knows the sign for eatting he gets all excited. It takes time just like with an adult. When they turn about one you might start to see some signing it just depends on how often you use it. make sure that when you make the sign they are paying attention to you. It will come in time!

Shelly - posted on 06/02/2010

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We've started signing too with our 7.5 month daughter. I bought the book and DVD series and it's great. They say that it could be a couple months (so usually around 8-9 months) before their little hands are able to put the signs together. We just have to be patient and keep at it and then one day baby will just start "talking"!

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My son (he is 7 months) and I go to a baby sign class - there are babies who are 10 months old in our class who can sign (they copy the signs when presented to them) for many of the words we have learnt - sky, train, bus, car and milk being the faves. I can't wait for my son to start mimicking the signs as we do them at the mo he just gets very excited when we sign to the songs.

Susan - posted on 05/31/2010

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He'll be 8 months soon. A year, wow. But it makes sence. I was hoping to decode some of his little fits by now. We'll just keep on working at them, and maybe add a few in too!! Thanks!!

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How old is your son? My daughter hasn't used any yet, she's still too young. I don't think I should expect to see her use any until she's at least a year old... right?

Susan - posted on 05/30/2010

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I've been trying my hardest to use sign. I went to a mommy n me class that did a few sign classes. We've been focusing on milk, all done, more. I've been doing the sign for milk since about 4 months. When I sign milk he goes all crazy, but I yet have had him try attempt any signs. I feel a bit discourged b/c we've had no results other then him going crazy. but I know that if I keep it up he might do it. How has your daughter addapted to sign? Has she used any yet?

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