Sit – Baby Sign

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


How to Sign Sit

To do the baby sign for sit, hold your pointer and middle finger out with both of your hands. Your non-dominant hand is in front of you with the back of your hand facing away from you. Your dominant hand’s two fingers will sit on your non-dominant hand’s two fingers. Do this by tapping the dominant hands fingers down twice.


Remembering the Baby Sign for Sit

To remember the baby sign for sit, think of a person sitting down.


Teaching your Baby to Sign Sit

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

It’s time to sit down. Then sit down.

I need to sit for a little bit.

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


Your Baby Signing Sit

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

He can understand or remember that you want him to sit.

She can ask to take a break and sit.

She can understand that you need to sit for a second because you just need a little break.

He can ask you to sit somewhere quiet to nurse.

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


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