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Anybody signing or plans to do sign language with your baby? I notice a lot of experts say to start at 6 months but I've been doing a few signs with Finn these past couple weeks since he is watching me more. I do signs for mom/mama, cat/kitty (he loves to stare at our two cats), more and all done. I add about one sign per week. I plan to add eat or milk next. DS being a screamer, I figure any communication that we can get started will decrease his frustration...hopefully.

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I haven't been, but he should be able to start picking it up. A friend has two kids with hearing loss and their early intervention and signing classes started at four months.

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We are! I've started doing "all done" - after her cereal is finished, and "milk" before nursing.

We used Baby Signing Time dvd's with our son...he loved them and picked up on the signs really fast. I haven't started them w/Vivi yet but will soon.

Also, Baby Signing Time is on babysteals today!

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"AshnBill" wrote:

We are! I've started doing "all done" - after her cereal is finished, and "milk" before nursing.

We used Baby Signing Time dvd's with our son...he loved them and picked up on the signs really fast. I haven't started them w/Vivi yet but will soon.

Also, Baby Signing Time is on babysteals today!

I saw those Smile I was thinking about buying the online downloadable series. Glad to know that they work. I use "all done" when bathtime is over and I'm getting ready to pick him up from his tub as well as when we finish an activity.

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I probably won't... it just doesn't matter to me that much lol :rolleyes:

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We are thinking about doing it, but I have no experience with it. I have a book, so I will probably start soon. I'll have to get DH on board, since he is home with her all day, but I don't think that will be a problem. We both have backgrounds in child development and early education. Smile

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I'm also doing BST with my DS. He recgonizes the sign for milk and gets quiet when I sign that to him.

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I forgot that I have actually been signing to Dara but not with the intention of teaching it to her. She is really interested in watching my hands so it's a good distraction when I'm feeding her brother and she starts fussing. I mostly just count to 10 and do the alphabet. Sometimes I just wiggle my fingers. I used to talk to her then but these days my boy won't let me (or anyone in the room) talk while he's eating.

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"triplespiral" wrote:

I used to talk to her then but these days my boy won't let me (or anyone in the room) talk while he's eating.

Does he stop nursing to look at you if you talk? Ryan does the same (if he ever does nurse) and it drives me nuts.

ETA: I might try signing with him but don't know any of the signs (yet).

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Yeah, he gives me a really dirty look! And then my boyfriend makes fun of me because a little baby just shut me down... Blum 3

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"triplespiral" wrote:

I forgot that I have actually been signing to Dara but not with the intention of teaching it to her. She is really interested in watching my hands so it's a good distraction when I'm feeding her brother and she starts fussing. I mostly just count to 10 and do the alphabet. Sometimes I just wiggle my fingers. I used to talk to her then but these days my boy won't let me (or anyone in the room) talk while he's eating.

Ugh - Vivi does this too. She is VERY easily distracted, and if she hears any new loud sudden noise she's done -- makes it pretty difficult to nurse her wherever these days.

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Lol Elaina is the same way! So distractable. And she totally kicked my DH out of the room last night when I was nursing her to sleep. He was trying to talk quietly to me and each time she would pop off to turn and stare him down with such a dirty look hahaha. He had to leave!

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I've started nursing more in DS's room b/c he was getting distracted in other rooms, but I have to angle us a certain way b/c he gets distracted by his room curtains Smile