Whether your child is hearing impaired, has speech delays, or is simply too young to speak yet, you might find yourself struggling with ways to communicate with your little one. That's when the many signs to teach your baby come into play. And you don't have to be an expert in sign language to successfully master these basic, but beneficial, signs. Though you may think your baby is too young to grasp the concept of linguistics, it turns out infants as young as six months can learn simple signs, according to the experts at the Baby Center.
Since I had taken a couple of years of American Sign Language (ASL) in college, I was fairly eager to start the process with my son. At first I was a bit discouraged because it seemed like he just thought I was making silly hand gestures. But, as his pediatrician reassured me, babies can understand long before they are able to demonstrate or recreate those concepts and actions. So, even if your little one is staring at you blankly, trust me when I say that they can comprehend more than they let on. Since it's never too early to start, go ahead and check out these signs you can teach your baby to make life easier.