People do ask me how readily babies pick up sign language and how easy is it for a parent to understand their baby’s signs.
In my experience, our babies started signing around 6 – 7 months, and by a year both my children had a fair amount of signs they knew and we understood. I would guess 30 – 50 signs or so by then, and understood many more.
I never thought to make a video of them signing at this age, and while I did capture their signing on a few videos, they don’t really give an idea of the breadth of their signing.
So I went online to search, and found this video showing a one year old doing all sorts of signs.
Disclaimer: This mom has her own course for baby signing she sells and a book, but I don’t have any experience with these materials so this isn’t an endorsement of them.
But I liked this video since it does show how babies can communicate clearly through sign language at one year — which is such a wonderful thing for a parent and child to experience.