Ketchup – Baby Sign

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



How to Sign Ketchup

To do the baby sign for ketchup, hold your hand in a fist with your thumb resting on your first two fingers. Take your other hand and hold it flat with your fingers spread. Hit your flat hand against your fist where your fingers and thumb make a little circle. You can also mime hitting your hand.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Ketchup

To remember the baby sign for ketchup, think of hitting the bottom of the ketchup bottle to get the ketchup out.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Ketchup

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

Would you like some ketchup on your hamburger? Show your baby the ketchup.

Here is some ketchup with your fries. If safe and okay with your doctor, give your baby some ketchup.

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


Your Baby Signing Ketchup

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

Your baby can ask for some ketchup.

Your baby can tell you to put some ketchup on your food.

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

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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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