Dad, Daddy – Baby Sign

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

Learn It

How to Sign Dad, Daddy

To do the baby sign for dad, daddy, hold your dominant had with your fingers spread and finger tips pointing up. Take your thumb to your forehead and bounce it twice.

Remember It

Remembering the Baby Sign for Dad, Daddy

To remember the baby sign for dad, daddy, know that all male signs are made above the nose by where they think of how much they love their family.

Teach It

Teaching your Baby to Sign Dad, Daddy

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

Dad is home. – Do this as you see daddy walk in the door.

Here is a picture of your awesome dad. – Point out dad.

Daddy is here. – You can do this when you (dad) go to your baby.

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

Use It

Your Baby Signing Dad, Daddy

Here are a couple ways your baby can use the baby sign for dad, daddy.

She can ask for daddy.

He can tell you that he is thinking about daddy.

She can tell you that daddy was the one that ate all of the chocolate.

He can point out something that belongs to daddy.

When else does your baby sign dad, daddy? Share with everyone in the comments below!

Babies Signing Dad, Daddy

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If you catch your cutie signing dad, daddy, 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!


About Adelaide

I started signing with my first baby, and I quickly saw the joy and value of signing. From the glimpses into his mind and the help it provided both of us, it was AMAZING. Now I’m signing with my second baby and helping hundreds of parents and family members to sign with their babies.

For this project, I worked with the deaf community. I wanted to create a signing library that honors the signs in ASL, plus I wanted to make videos that would guide moms–whether they watched one or 100. I want every parent–no matter their socioeconomic status–to have access to the information that will help strengthen their relationship and communication with their child from very early on in life. If you agree, share this with another parent or three.