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February 25th, 2010, 01:53 PM
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I have always had an interest in signing to my baby. I was very excited to see this board promoted in our playroom.

My name in Tanya and my son's name is Ezra Ray. He is almost 5 months. I have started to notice that he gets frustrated when he is done nursng. He will arch is back and won't look at me. I think it would be wonderful for him to just sign "done." Sometimes he looks away but wants more seconds later. I know he is still working on motor skills, but I think it will be easier for him if I start sooner than later. He is such a chatterbox and both DH and I know he gets really frustrated when he can't communicate with us.

After lookin at the FaQ's I think we will start with milk, done, and more. I am very excited. Thank you for the websites on the resources page. They are really informative and helpful.
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February 25th, 2010, 03:28 PM
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Hi.... I'm Monique. My son is 6 months and I have been signing to him since he was 2 months. By 4 months he understood it and by 5th month he was signing it back. I am only consistent with milk... I have to get better with bath and more and eat now that I am feeding him food.

Welcome and look forward to reading the stories in the future.
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February 25th, 2010, 06:40 PM
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Hi Monique,
Your son is adorable. Wow, so is that typical for kids to sign back around 5-6 months? I was wondering how young they could begin signing back.
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February 25th, 2010, 07:37 PM
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Hi!
I'm Jess and my 18 month old is Jonah. We're expecting a little girl in late may/early June, so I'm looking forward to having two signing babies

The typical age for signing back is usually around 8 months. That's the textbook answer, but there are a lot of variables that come into play. Jonah signed "milk" at six months, but I signed to him from birth so that was six months that it took him to learn to sign. Since you're starting around five months, your baby might sign back around eight or nine months, but you didn't have to work at it for so long, see what I'm saying? So I guess to answer your question, it is not uncommon for babies to sign back around age 5-6 months, but it is more typical for them to sign back a little later

Feel free to jump into any of the discussions that interest you here, and as always ask any questions you come across! I look forward to hearing more about your signing with Ezra! (I love that name, by the way!)
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February 26th, 2010, 05:57 AM
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I've been signing to my kids since birth. They can both sign milk after I've signed it. They don't sign it on their own yet, but I'm sure that's not far away. Welcome to the board.
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