This is among the most frequently asked questions I get, and my answer is always that it can’t hurt to start as early as you can.
I know having a baby can be overwhelming, and you may not have the energy to do baby signing right after your baby is born. I was lucky since I already knew sign language, and so I didn’t have to learn anything to be able to start signing with my baby.
But if you look even at just the first video of my Free Baby Sign Video course (click here to see this video), it is just 12 signs to start with and covers the first signs we found ourselves using with our daughters.
I’ve seen some places that say to start signing with your baby at 4 months, but I started at birth and I do think if you can start earlier you get a head start on imparting this to your baby.
The most important thing, when you do feel you have it in you to start signing with your baby, is to use the signs consistently as you say the words or do the activity they describe. So every time you would ask your baby if they want “more”, you would sign “more” as well.
My daughters started signing back at 6 – 7 months, and I don’t think this is particularly unusual if you start signing early and often with your baby.
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