(Pensacola, FL USA)
My wife and I learned about the possibility of teaching your baby sign language early in her third trimester of our first son. To admit, we were a little skeptical at first. We checked out a book at our local public library to study on it.
When our son was a couple months old, we started out by showing him the sign for milk right before he was going to be breast-fed. Before long, he’d grunt or squeal and hold up the milk sign every time he was hungry.
We taught him several other signs after this, with his favorite combination being “milk mama”. He is now three and still uses signs to talk to us in situations where he needs to be quiet or is too embarrassed to say them out loud.
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