Before lil' man was born, the hubby and I agreed we would try to use a little sign language. I had read about the wonderful benefits of sign language, from better communication in the early years and increased speaking vocabulary once he starts to talk. I had read that it might be a little frustrating if you start too early, since babies will probably not respond until months of repetition and until they are old enough. Knowing this, we started a little over a month ago (when William was about six months old). Since we were lazy, the only word we knew was for milk. We use this right before we feed him and right when we start feeding him. We figured starting with one word would be simple enough. If it worked, it worked. If it didn't, no effort wasted.
Lil' man is now seven and a half months old. Over the last few days he has been doing this weird thing with his hand/wrist. He only does it with his right hand and he kind of curls his fingers in and his wrist. Hmm...looks an awfully lot like the sign for milk. Coincidence?
I think so. My hubby does not. He doesn't do it all the time, but he does it at times when I don't think he should be hungry. My hubby (who is a stay-at-home daddy and sees him all day long) says that when he (my hubby) makes the sign for milk, William gets excited and opens his mouth. I guess I think he's still so young and can't believe he would be able to make a sign already.
Anyway, we are learning a few more signs. Ya know, just in case I'm wrong. :)
Anyone else do baby sign language? When did your little ones start signing? Any advice for a new mom?