Cold – Baby Sign

Watch this baby sign video to see the ASL sign for cold, plus learn how to teach your baby to sign cold in Baby Sign Language.



How to Sign Cold

To do the baby sign for cold, hold your hands in fists a little higher than your armpits with your upper arms against the sides of your body. Shake those fists back and forth in little motions.



Teaching your Baby to Sign Cold

To teach your baby to sign cold, always do the sign while verbally saying the word in a sentence.

This pitcher of water is cold. Touch the cold pitcher with your baby.

Wow! That’s some cold water. Let your baby touch the cold water in the sink.

It’s really cold outside! Do this when you walk outside.

This popsicle is really cold! Let your baby touch the wrapped popsicle.

Try to be consistent, so your baby will make the association between the sign and cold. By using the sign in a sentence, your baby is also exposed to verbal language and more vocabulary. Awesome!


Your Baby Signing Cold

Here are a couple ways your baby can use the baby sign for cold.

She can tell you her bath water is cold.

He can tell you that his food got cold.

She can tell you that she feels cold.

He can ask for some cold water.

When else does your baby sign cold? Share with everyone in the comments below!

If you catch your cutie signing cold, post a video to Instagram with #babysignlanguage and tag @notanexactscience. We’d love to feature you on Instagram and/or share your video on our website to inspire other moms, dads, and caregivers! If your account is private, be sure to comment on our latest post, so we can follow you back and see it!

Please share your successes or questions in the comments below. Your stories and questions are so valuable to other parents learning, so thank you for sharing!


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