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Do you use the baby's communication/hand gestures?

Before Speaking the baby learns from your hand gesture how to identify what's what By the hand gestures you use.

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Asked by Reenie81 at 2:56 PM on Nov. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes with my son we used all kinds of baby signs...some that he made up, some that he learned by watching us.

    Our favorites were "eat", "more", "all done", and "thank you".

    I don't know how people who don't use nonverbal communication with thier infants get through the day!

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:03 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • At what age do you start this? and how do I teach him signs?

    Answer by Conley639 at 3:05 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • We started teaching her signs at about 3 months, and she started signing around 10 months. There are great baby books and you can also look up "baby sign language" videos on youtube as well. It was great to ask what she wanted, and she would sign it.

    Answer by Mme.Langley at 3:11 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • @Connley639: You can start the second they are born. And you can find books at any book store. Or videos and sites online.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:23 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • My dd knows sign la. We taught her around 6 months she started signing back about a. Month later! She know more thank you milk and all done! I'm teaching her mom and dad right now ! Also she is learning real sign la. Not baby sign !

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 3:34 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Yes! I thought baby signs came in really handy. We started using them by 6 months, and he was doing some himself soon after (maybe about 3 months later). Once he learned a few of them, he started learning them really quickly. We used at least 50 signs regularly until he could talk. We still practice them occasionally for fun too.

    Answer by pam19 at 3:40 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

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