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Baby Sign Language: Mealtime
Baby Sign Language: Mealtime

Want to try signing? Here are some easy gestures to start with:

Eat/Hungry
Bring your fingertips to your lips.

Drink/Thirsty
Bring your thumb to your lips, as though you're about to suck it.

More
Tap your fingertips together.

Diaper/Diaper Change
Pat your hips.

Sleep
Put hands together as though in prayer, then rest one side of your head against them.

Telephone
Put your hand to your ear.

Book
Open and close your palms (as if opening and closing a hardcover).

Cat
Trace whiskers across your cheeks with your fingertips.

Dog
Pant with your tongue out.

Bird
Touch your index finger and thumb together by your mouth; close and open them as though they were a beak.

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