I will admit it. I never thought I’d be “that” mom. The one who makes my kid’s food because I’m not sure what all goes into the jarred stuff and I don’t like the idea of feeding her something I’m not sure about. The one who is afraid that H is “watching too much TV” even though she really just sees it in passing. And especially not the one who would want to teach my baby sign language. But here I am, doing all these things! Never say never.
I have done some research/reading about baby sign language, and it seems like a no brainer—who doesn’t want to be able to communicate with their pre-verbal baby? I have said to Jon SO many times, gosh I wish she could just tell me what she wants!! I also have a few friends who did the sign language thing, and they all said their babies caught on quickly and that it was so nice for them to have some way to communicate what they want/need without fussing or crying. I have read that most babies have the physical dexterity along with the cognitive ability to learn sign language at around 8 months old, so since H is about 7.5 months now, I thought now would be a good time to start! I have just started with it this week, and for the most part so far it is like pulling teeth to even get H to look at me when I do it…but I’ll keep trying!
The main signs (other than the obvious waving for bye bye) that I have been doing/practicing are the following:
5. Milk (This one makes me chuckle)
All easy enough, right? I will report back later on as to how the learning process goes. Any moms out there who have successfully taught their babies some signs, I’m open for any tips/advice, so please share!
That’s all for tonight, heading off now for H to