Goodbye – Baby Sign

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


How to Sign Goodbye

To do the baby sign for goodbye, hold your hand up with your palm facing out. Close your hand twice by bending all of your fingers down just like many people wave goodbye.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Goodbye

To remember the baby sign for goodbye, think of waving goodbye.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Goodbye

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

It’s time to say, “Goodbye!” to your friend. Start waving bye, bye and leave.

See you in the morning. “Goodbye!” Leave the room after safely putting your baby to bed.

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


Your Baby Signing Goodbye

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

Your baby can better understand what you mean when you are saying goodbye.

Your baby can let you know that she wants you to go away. Sometimes they just want their privacy or room to do something sneaky. 😉

Your baby can let you know when he wants to leave.

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


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