As Harper gets older I am often left wondering what does she want, what is she feeling, does she know what I mean when I say we are going bye-bye?
Harper is just about 8 months old and she laughs, she cries, she puts her arms out when she wants to be picked up, she crawls backwards, she rolls from side to side, she drinks from her sippy cup but there are times when I have no idea what she is crying about or why she is getting upset.
For example, when I put her in her high chair to eat and I go into the kitchen to get something she has a complete fit!!! I always turn around and say “Harper I will be right back” but I am getting the feeling that as this continues to go on there is something that is being lost in translation.
Baby sign language is a method of teaching your child hand motions to communicate when they are still a pre-verbal infant. These hand motions can help build communication between parent and child. Don’t get me wrong I can’t wait to the day that Harper says her first words but until that exciting day arrives this is proving to be a great resource and a sense of connection between mommy and daughter. These days Harper still get sensitive when either her dad or I walk into the other room when she is in her high chair but when we tell her we are going to get more(and sign the word) she seems to calm down and understand MORE yumminess is on the way!
Have you ever considered teaching your baby sign language? If you used baby sign language to communicate how did it work for you?