Baby Sign Language: First Food Signs

Learn these food signs to help bond with your child even more. Special thanks to Melissa van Wijk, Founder of Signing Up (SigningUpLLC).

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[MUSIC] Signing with babies can make your life a lot easier, and a lot more bonded because rather than guessing what they want, they can tell you by signing. The sign for milk is a very iconic sign like you're milking a cow. I always recommend that moms who nurse in particular use one hand. It's just a bit more subtle, and generally while you're nursing or bottle feeding you tend to have one free, one hand free so this is milk, one hand works fine as well. The sign for cereal. You mimic a bowl. You mimic a spoon and you bring it to the mouth. That's cereal. Cereal. This sign for apple. You have a fist, with your index finger sort of crooked. And then you twist it by your cheek. That mimics the apple. Then the sign for banana. This is the banana, and you peel it. That's a banana. The sign for peas. You have one finger out, and then you tap. To sort of mark the peas. The sign for carrot, it's like you're holding a carrot and you go like this. That's carrot. Then the sign for water, this is the w and you tap it by your chin. That's water. So this is the shape. You tap it by your chin for water. And then the sign for juice, you have your pinkie out and then you mimic a letter j, that's juice, juice.

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