My first child as a young toddler signing the word “book”.

What are your baby sign language experiences?  Perhaps you have a success story you’d like to share that will encourage someone else.  Maybe you had a difficulty and you can help someone else avoid it.  Either way, join in the conversation.

As a parent who taught my 3 children sign language from birth, my experiences were positive.  Two of my children are grown and one is in high school.  I still strongly believe in the benefits my family enjoyed.

I found teaching my babies sign language to be easy, fun, and beneficial for the babies and their parents.  Luckily, I had a background in teaching, and am married to a pediatrician who understands a baby’s development.  I’ve seen some struggles other people have had, as well as successes.  My goal with this post is to increase the successes.

If you are considering using baby sign language with your baby, you might be interested in my e-book, “Sign Language for Hearing Babies“.  It includes how to teach a baby sign language, when you can start teaching and why, suggestions of signs to teach at different ages, and a brief introduction to a baby’s development as it relates to sign language.

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2 thoughts on “What are your baby sign language experiences?

  • May 10, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I used sign language with all of my kids from birth. They talked faster than average babies and were less frustrated because they could say more words with sign language than they could speak. Many people who met each of them when they were just two years old, said they spoke like they were four! They also seemed to learn everything else faster too. -mother of 3.

  • September 27, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    I’m very interested and curious about baby sign language. We knew just a little that we picked up from a neighbor but were so surprised how quickly our 5 month old picked it up. I feel like it helped our baby daughter get her non-verbal point across in a bi-lingual household and made me feel like we had the smartest daughter ever. Once she started communicating consistently verbally we let the sign language drop off but now I really don’t know why we did that. We picked this back up with baby 2 and the first daughter jumped right in like riding a bike. Baby 3 is on the way and I’m determined to renew and grow our sign language communication as a family and take it to the next level.


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