Eat – Baby Sign

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



How to Sign Eat

To do the baby sign for eat, put your thumb to your fingers, and with your fingers on top, bounce your finger tips against your lips twice.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Eat

To remember the baby sign for eat, think of putting food into your mouth.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Eat

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

It’s time to eat.  Serve your baby food.

Would you like to eat? Offer your baby food.

Good job eating! Do this while your baby is eating.

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


Your Baby Signing Eat

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

She can ask to eat.

He can easily be reminded that you’re eating, which can help him focus and finish.

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

If you catch your cutie signing eat, 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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