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How to Teach Baby Sign Language

Decoding baby’s babbles -- and cries -- isn’t easy. Whether your little wants milk, sleep or just mommy’s attention, it can all sound an awful lot alike! These easy-to-teach (and learn!) signs can take the guesswork out of reading baby’s mind.

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1. Diaper

Yeah, we know -- you could always take a whiff. But wouldn’t it be better if baby could just tell you about that dirty diaper? Get a head start on potty training by teaching him to let you know when he needs a quick change.

How to teach it: Tap your middle and index finger to your thumb at hip level, right where your diaper would be.

Photo by BabySignLanguage.com

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